Valentine’s Day is meant to be a celebration of love. For many people, it’s also an extravaganza of chocolate hearts and other sweet and sugary confections. But it doesn’t have to be that unhealthy. Here are some treats that are both delicious and “relatively” nutrients:
1.Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds: Almonds contain vitamin E, Calcium, magnesium and potassium; they are also a significant source of protein and fiber. Dark Chocolate almonds contain phytochemicals that may aid in the prevention of heart disease and may decrease the effected of sugar on your teeth.
2. Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Strawberries contain vitamin C, which boosts immunity and helps your body use iron. They also contain phytonutrients, including quercetin, ellagic acid, anthocyanins and kaempferol that have been shown to have potential health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation and neurological diseases.
3. Red Wine: The antioxidants in red wine are called polyphenols and can help protect the lining of blood vessels in your heart. So, raise a glass to your good health!
4. Berries & Whipped Cream: Indulge your sweet tooth with fresh raspberries, blueberries and/or blackberries topped with a dollop of whip cream for a delicious guilt free dessert. They are packed with antioxidants, including anthocyanins, quercetin, and vitamin C.
5. Cinnamon Popcorn: Cinnamon is a natural sweetener that is a great alternative for those with diabetes.
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