Wish your loved one a Healthy Valentines Day!
With tomorrows forecast looking like a scattered mix of chocolate and roses, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your loved one that you don’t just care about their happiness, but also their health! Believe it or not, both chocolate and roses are packed with health benefits that will be sure to impress.
Research has shown that dark chocolate with a cocoa content of 75% or higher can have numerous benefits including balancing cholesterol, improving blood flow, lowering blood pressure, and lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. On top of that, dark chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants and has been shown to release endorphins which help to boost brain function and improve your mood! If you planning on giving your honey a box of chocolates for Valentine’s this year, go with the dark chocolate!
Roses have been famed for thousands of years as a symbol of love and beauty, and for good reason! Rose water and rose essential oil have been demonstrated to rejuvenate the skin and reduce signs of aging better than just about any other botanical, making it a must in the beauty regimen of any lovely lady. Suggestions? Get your gal a sensuous rose-water bath and body mist or lotion!
Author: Dr. Chris Knutson, ND
Dr. Chris Knutson, ND, entered the natural health field after being cured of chronic Lyme Disease by an Australian Naturopath. He holds degrees as a Doctor of Naturopathy, Master Herbalist and Certified Nutritional Counselor. He currently works as a Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator with Fresh and Natural Foods.