Heart-Healthy Valentine's Day Food Ideas
On Valentine’s Day you can get your sweetie’s and your own heart racing by selecting food that will stimulate both romance and better health. Cooking up something from the heart can also be good for it too. On special days of the year we often aren’t thinking about health. But on Valentine’s Day we are thinking about a healthy dose of aphrodisiac foods.
Many aphrodisiac foods have ingredients that will boost more than the libido, they will improve your heart health too.
Here’s a list of heart-healthy choices that you can serve up on Valentine’s Day.
Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content contains heart-healthy resveratrol and improves blood flow to the skin which enhances hydration, increases dermal thickness, and decreases roughness and scaling.
Moderate red wine consumption can have some heart-healthy effects, like raising HDL (good cholesterol) and inhibiting the formation of blood clots.
This fish contains Omega-3 fatty acids which can help reduce heart rhythm problems and may help reduce triglycerides and plaque buildup, and inhibit blood clotting.
These nuts in particular have been purported to act as a sexual stimulant. Almonds provide high doses of vitamin E, magnesium and fiber.
These fiery peppers have capsaicin which increases circulation and releases endorphins that make you feel good.