5 Healthy Treats on Valentine’s Day
Roman myths have long identified desire as a side effect of a piercing arrow from Cupid.
In the case of Cupid, the desire is specifically towards one's true love. But what if your sweetie’s Valentine’s Day desire is not just love, but sweet treats as well?
If you usually feed your honey’s sweet tooth on February 14, this might be the year to try something different! Sugary treats produce acids that attack your teeth and cause cavities. Sticky foods like toffee or taffy are even worse because they stick to the surfaces of your teeth. Don’t despair. Try these healthy ideas instead:
1.Bling, not Bon Bons: Nothing says “I love you,” better than jewelry. If you’re dating, perhaps it’s time for a proposal! If you’re not that serious yet, try a dainty bracelet or a nice pair of earrings.
2.A piece of paradise: Make a bigger gesture than a simple bouquet of flowers. Start an organic garden in your yard, growing healthy fruits, vegetables, and of course, flowers.
3.Give the gift of yourself: Offer to do the chores for a week. Cook a healthy dinner for two. Or if you’re really romantic, dust off your old guitar and sing a song from your early days of romance. If you’re not musically inclined, re-create your first date!
4.Spend time together: Go on a bike ride. Play tennis. Do something active together. Help each other stay healthy with exercise.
5.Kiss early and often: But don’t forget to brush and floss! As E.E. Cummings put it, “Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.” If you have a healthy smile, your breath and lips will be much more appealing.