Get your fruits! Strawberries dipped in Chocolate! How romantic and a perfect way to get your dose of fruits in on Valentine’s Day.
Most fruits including strawberries offer:
- Fiber (Helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and lower risk of heart disease, reduce constipation and diverticulosis, reduce the risk obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
- Vitamin A (Supports the immune system, skin health, cell growth, bone growth, reproduction and good vision.)
Vitamin C (Strawberries have more vitamin C per ounce than citrus fruits! Vitamin C is important for growth and repair of all body tissues, helps heal cuts and wounds, and keeps teeth and gums healthy.
- Folic Acid/Folate (DNA synthesis and repair)
- Low Calorie
- Low Fat
- Low Sodium
- No cholesterol
Change it up and try Apricots dipped in Chocolate to get a dose of Potassium as well. Diets rich in potassium help to maintain healthy blood pressure and bone mass and reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.
Now add a bit of dark chocolate and you get:
More antioxidants through flavonoids (reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack) Chocolate is also rich in minerals, including calcium, iron, zinc and potassium and vitamin E, vitamin A and B vitamins.
And, as you may have heard, Chocolate sends pleasure signals to the brain that will help with any Winter Blues and may put you in an amorous state. Perfect!