Celebrate Valentine’s Day In These Heart-Friendly Ways
Celebrate the season of love in a fun yet healthy fashion
While Valentine’s Day is the epitome of showing love, it is the day we often forget to show love to our own heart. With 36 million heart shaped boxes of chocolate being sold annually, we might be overdoing the ‘chocolate is good for you’ part. It is only good in moderation. Also, a lot of the food we consume for our date night outs can affect our heart adversely by raising our cholesterol levels.
So go a little healthier on this Valentine’s Day. Start the Day with a jog alongside your partner. A regular jog can decrease the risk of heart disease by 35-55%. Instead of opting for carb loaded lunch outs, opt for salads or leafy greens. Kale and spinach are rich in vitamins A, C, E and K. Combine them with Chicken to create a healthy yet tasty meal. Top it off with a side of healthy blueberries and your heart will thank you for it.
Similarly, think before you order a big steak for dinner. Go for Salmon or Tuna to get the Omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their heart-healthy benefits. Chocolate covered walnuts and almonds will complement this dinner perfectly.
Coffee in bed is another great way to maintain a heart friendly Valentine’s Day. While bad if overdone, in moderation Coffee has been linked to a lower risk of heart failure, stroke, and coronary heart disease. Go easy on the cream and sugar if you really want to amp up the health benefits.
Enjoy a heart happy Valentine’s Day this year with these little tips.