Romantic and Healthy Valentine Dessert

Romantic and Healthy Valentine Dessert, Reiki of Greater Boston, Waltham

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!

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