Newswise – Chocolate, wine?and sex! It turns out that Valentine’s Dayis one of the healthiest days of the year. A cardiologistsays these Valentine’s Day traditions are the way to ahealthy heart. Cardiologist Melvyn Rubenfire says this is”one day of celebration that we should continue on a dailybasis.”
He says, “Chocolate has good antioxidants that are cardiac-or vascular-protective.” These antioxidants ? known asflavonoids ? are also found in fruits, vegetables, tea, andred and white wine, and they reduce the risk of blood clotsand heart disease. The more colorful the fruits andvegetables, the more antioxidants they contain. Red winecontains more of them than white wine, which is made fromskinless grapes.