Make this special treat for the love of your life:
Offer these delicious treats to your loved ones with a smile, a hug, and a kiss.
A Look at Hearty Eating
With February designated as heart health month, this is a fine time to be reminded that good nutrition is vital for a strong heart and cardiovascular system. To eat well, focus on the foods you should eat rather than on those you should avoid. Follow this yummy advice for February heart throbs of all ages:
Dark chocolate is good for you because it is rich in flavonols, which help protect against coronary heart disease. The 1999 Zutphen study in the Netherlands found cocoa to be a significant source of dietary flavonols. Other results from controlled clinical trials suggest that relatively high intake of flavonol-rich foods, including black tea, purple grape juice, and dark chocolate, may improve the function of the endothelial lining of our blood vessels. In other words, plaque will have a more difficult time settling on the walls of our arteries when we indulge in dark chocolate from time to time. So, go ahead: open that heart-shaped box of chocolates from your Valentine!