Women’s Health Week: Mighty Women in Action

Women – resiliency and strength define them. They can defy all challenges and all hardships. They have unfading courage and love. They give their all even if they compromise their own well-being for the sake of their loved ones.

                To inspire more women this year, here are some tips:

  • Work-out – do some yoga, and other light physical exercises, as it increases women’s bone density, increase blood circulation, and improve mood.
  • Open communication – talk it out, as it relieves stress and anxieties.
  • Manage Stress – communication is a part of stress reduction but there are a lot of ways on how to reduce stress and improve mental health, to name such is traveling, doing your hobbies, and etc.
  • Eat Healthily – Diet plays a key role in women’s health especially for 40 years old and above, it is a preventive measure to avoid non-communicable diseases. It is best to consume more vegetables, high fiber foods, high in calcium, and white meats.
  • Nutritional Status – women should monitor their nutritional status as it is an indicator of whether we are on the good or bad side; it can also dictate whether we are at risk for non-communicable diseases.

A big salute to all the women in the world! As a way of showing appreciation, Gardenia has prepared a new recipe in celebration of Women’s Month – Gardenia Egg and Sardine Canape!

Gardenia Egg and Sardine Canape


  • 2 slices of Gardenia Wheat Cranberry Loaf
  • 5 pc of hard-cooked eggs,
  • 5 sardines, boned and skinned
  • Salt and cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • Parsley, minced


  • Finely chop the egg. Combine sardines with a little oil from the can; mix to a paste and season with salt, cayenne pepper, and lemon juice.
  • Cut thin slices of bread into small rounds with a biscuit cutter; saute in butter until lightly brown on both sides.
  • When cool, spread with the sardine paste, sprinkle parsley in the center of each round.

Women who are stronger, healthier, and well-informed about nutrition can make her family strong and healthy, as well as she can advocate better health for the community. Better nutrition can unlock and maximize women’s potential by improving their overall health and well-being.


  • UPLB-IHNF, Public Health Nutrition Manual Vol. 3, 2018