Cooking for two this Valentine’s Day? If so, vibrant red foods (and I don’t mean dyed red #5) are fun to incorporate into the meal with added health benefits. Many red fruits and vegetables are loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants (i.e. lycopene in tomatoes, anthocyanins in beets). Keep things sweet with fruits like strawberries–obviously, chocolate covered– raspberries, cherries, cranberries, or watermelon. On the other hand, maybe you’d prefer to spice it up with red chili peppers? Either way, you’ll be keeping your honey healthy and happy. Play with your food and make heart shapes for an extra special touch.
And for a cocktail? I couldnt forget that…a nice glass (or two) of red wine provides a dose of reservatrol, good for the mood and good for your heart.
Happy Valentine’s Day!