Healthy Valentine’s Day Tips

A global nutrition company Herbalife recommends new traditions for couples by preparing healthy meals on Valentine’s Day.

You can easily prepare a delicious meal featuring heart-healthy foods—a meal that you and that someone special in your life will love this Valentine’s Day, and any day of the year for that matter – explaines Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, director, Worldwide Nutrition Education, Herbalife.

Ms Bowerman proposed a heart-healthy meals tips for Valentine’s day which include:

  1. You can drink a bit of wine and champagne but it’s much better to make a festive non-alcoholic drink by adding a splash of 100% fruit juice to sparkling water.

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  2. Add nuts to your celebration’s table. The nuts like almonds, walnuts and pistachios are rich in compounds called phytosterols that can reduce cholesterol.
  3. For the main meal you can cook a grilled fish. It is low in total fat and saturated fat. Also it contains heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which helps to control the levels of certain fats in the blood, like triglycerides and cholesterol.
  4. Of course, don’t forget about chocolate to make your dinner more sweet. Compounds in cocoa called flavonoids, act as antioxidants. The darker the chocolate, the more flavonoids, so enjoy a bite of dark chocolate to finish your meal.

    Read more how to create a heart-healthy dinner for your partner at DiscoverGood.