Women & Nutrition!

Are you a woman?
Are you practicing the best nutrition habits that you can?? 
Why am I asking these questions??? 

For four very good reasons!  

First: Olivino can help you achieve your health goals.

Second: March is National Nutrition Month(i), an annual campaign created 50 years ago by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to encourage everyone to learn about developing healthful eating habits.

Third: March 8 was International Women’s Day(ii), a global holiday celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. 

Fourth: a new review of 16 studies involving 22,495 women showed for the first time that the women who most closely followed the Mediterranean Diet had a 24% lower risk of heart disease and a 23% lower risk of early death than women who barely followed the diet(iii).  There was also a decline in deaths from stroke. Few studies on the heart have looked specifically at women.  Women have typically not been represented or underrepresented in studies examining the effects of the Mediterranean Diet on heart disease.  

Why are these findings important?  Because heart disease is the number one killer of women worldwide, according to the World Health Organization(iv). Women have a greater risk of dying from heart disease than from all cancers combined. And this is true for women of all races and ethnicities.

But there is good news from this study for men too! The researchers that found almost the same benefits: a 22% lower risk of heart disease and 23% lower risk of death, concluding that:  

“Whatever your gender, a healthy lifestyle which includes a balanced diet like the Mediterranean-style diet can help you to lower your risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases and the risk factors for them, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.” 

If you are not following a Mediterranean Diet every day, you can still get the health benefits of three key fruits (Olives, Grapes, and Tomatoes) found in the world’s healthiest diet, conveniently, by taking Olivino!

(i) National Nutrition Month® (eatright.org)

(ii) International Women's Day 2023 (internationalwomensday.com)

(iii) Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in women with a Mediterranean diet: systematic review and meta-analysis | Heart (bmj.com)

(iv) The top 10 causes of death (who.int)

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