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This Valentine’s Day give a gift from the heart!

shutterstock_165701831A lot of people start to sweat and panic when thinking about what to give their sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. The usual gifts come to mind: a box of chocolates, a bouquet of flowers, dinner and a movie or other tried and true gifts. However, February is not only the month to celebrate love. It’s also American Heart Month. With that in mind, here are a few tips on how to spice up your Valentine’s Day the healthy way.

For your culinary-minded friends

  • Consider a basket containing a variety of whole-wheat pastas and different kinds of spaghetti sauce.
  • A gift-boxed container of several types of spices or salts from different parts of the world.
  • A basket containing an array of teas or coffee may be just what your tea (or coffee) loving friend wants.
  • Several bottles of wine packed with an assortment of cheese would be a gift to consider. Studies show that moderate* consumption of red wine may be beneficial to your heart. Naturally occurring flavonoids and other compounds such as resveratrol help reduce the risk of some forms of heart disease.
  • Go to a wine tasting event and learn about bouquet, balance and body. Learn what it means when a sommelier speaks of a wine’s legs, tears or what a vertical tasting means.**
  • Cooking classes provide a fun opportunity for couples to enjoy a culinary experience and share what they have learned. Continue Reading »

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