Taste of Love

Healthy foods for Valentine's Day

‘Love is in the air’ and chances are, you might be scouting for the ‘perfect gift’ to give your loved ones.

Every year, February 14th Valentine’s Day, is celebrated to commemorate our feelings of love, affection and friendship. This day is celebrated across the globe with people showcasing how much they care and cherish their loved ones with grand gestures and gifts.

Given how the past two years have gone by, the world has experienced a number of ill effects caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, the best gift you can give someone is, ‘the Gift of Health’. This Valentine’s Day, give your loved ones something healthy, which is not only useful but also a thoughtful gesture.

To help you make a choice I’ve put together five fun ideas to help you express your feelings through thoughtful gifts that are motivational towards a healthier lifestyle.

1. I’m NUTS about you

This year, do away with the traditional red roses and stuffed teddy bears. Instead gift a box of assorted nuts and seeds which will not only bring a smile to your loved one’s face but will add health, immunity and well-being. Nuts and seeds are collectively a good source of healthy fats, fibre, protein, minerals and vitamins. Nuts and seeds are considered excellent antioxidant powerhouses that keep the body healthy by neutralizing damage-causing molecules known as free radicals.

Cover of the February 2022 issue of The Teenager Today

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Sharleen Zacharia is a trained Nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics.

Sharleen Zacharia

Sharleen Zacharia is a trained Nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics.