Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Ideas

Win her (or his) heart with these healthy ways to celebrate
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couple on valentines day
melted chocolate and strawberries
tea for two
wine bottle
cooking with curry
couple having heart-to-heart
couple eating popcorn laughing
couple hugging
couple in bed
couple snow-shoeing
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Uncork something special.

True love ages gracefully, and so does a good wine. Yet when it comes to the heart, wine can actually help turn back the clock. People who drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol are less at risk for heart disease than teetotalers or heavy drinkers, according to the American Heart Association. To get the payoff, though, you have to play by the rules. “Light to moderate” means one or two drinks a day for men and one drink per day for women. Four ounces of wine constitutes one drink.