February 3rd is National Wear Red Day. The 15th one, in fact, since the tradition was started back in 2003 by the American Heart Association. You may see people on the street, in your workplace and on social media sporting red clothing or using phrases such as #GoRedWearRed or #GoRedForWomen.
So, why go should YOU red? What is the whole thing all about anyway?
Let’s jump to the HEART of the issue. Pardon my pun.
Heart Disease - The #1 Cause Of Death In The United States
According to the CDC, Heart Disease is the LEADING cause of death among white and african american women in the United States. 1 in 4 females deaths in 2013 were due to Heart Disease, and now the numbers have risen to 1 in 3.
You may feel like you don’t need to be concerned about heart disease because it hasn’t touched anyone in your family. However, 64% of women who die from coronary heart failure had no previous symptoms.
The truth is, it could affect anyone of us unexpectedly. But you don’t need to live in fear! The whole purpose of National Wear Red Day is to spread awareness so that women all over America can make SMART, SIMPLE changes in their lifestyles to drastically reduce their chances of suffering from heart problems.
So, what simple steps should YOU be taking so that your heart stays healthy and pumpin’ red?
A Green Solution For A Red Problem?
Let’s talk for a second about CHOLESTEROL.
Cholesterol is a waxy, non-water soluble fatty lipid substance found inside your body tissue and blood plasma. The body produces cholesterol on its own.
Your body needs cholesterol in order to function properly. But as with many things, too much can cause big problems. High cholesterol levels combined with a poor diet and inflammation lead to heart disease and other problems with the circulatory system.
The good news is, just as certain dietary habits can be the main cause behind unhealthy levels of cholesterol, simple changes in DIET can have a big impact in restoring healthy levels.
Wear Red, Drink Greens For A Healthy Heart
What if I told you that you could lower your cholesterol, revitalize your cells, improve your overall wellness AND get more energy through GREEN JUICE?
Now hold on a second - I know what you’re thinking! “Green juice? Nasty! No thank you!” That is what I thought the first time someone handed me a cup of vegetable juice. But you will surprised to hear that it was actually pretty dang good. Not just to my taste buds, but to my whole body!
Or maybe you’re thinking, “Hold up. Green juice lowering cholesterol? That’s woo-woo science.” Well, Mr. Science Guy, the science backs me up!
A Japanese study found that participants with hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol in the blood) who drank green vegetable and fruit juice experienced lower levels of LDL cholesterol than those who didn’t.
In another study, researchers found that male participants who went on a juice fast experienced a decrease of free cholesterol levels.
Other studies have found that juicing certain vegetables, like carrots, increases total antioxidant status in the body, decreasing inflammation and boosting overall health.
No Juicer? No Time? No Problem!!
In third party clinical trials, our very own Organifi Green Juice powder has been shown to help significantly lower total cholesterol levels when taken twice daily over a 90-day trial period.
Organifi was also shown to support healthy blood pressure levels.
Organifi Green Juice is a carefully selected blend of 11 different superfoods including turmeric, spirulina, lemon, mint, moringa and more. It was formulated for busy women and men who are looking for a way to super boost their health and support their lifestyle without spending a lot of time or money in the kitchen.
According to the American Heart Association, a whooping 80% of cardiac and stroke events may be PREVENTED by education and action!
Show support, raise awareness and spread the love this weekend by wearing your favorite red clothes, snapping a photo and posting on social media with the hashtag #WearRedDrinkGreens.
Be sure to remember the hashtag! We will be choosing one lucky person to win a MONTH'S SUPPLY of Organifi Green Juice!