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Healthy Sweets To Enjoy On Valentine's Day

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Valentine's day is one of those special days in the year where we enjoy ourselves by indulging in sweet treats. However, we should be careful on the amount of sweets we consume on this special day as it could lead to various health problems. Couples usually gift each other sweets on this special day of love. However, if you are health conscious, or can't have too many sweets because of health reasons, then you can always opt for healthy sweet treats.

There are quite a number of healthy sweets available in the market that you can now indulge in on Valentine's day with your partner. Diabetic patients too can indulge in sugar-free sweets on this special day, but make sure you do not over do it. The best way to celebrate Valentine's day this year is by preparing your own sweets at home. Making your own sweet dish is also another way to show your loved one that you care.

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When you make sweets at home, it is much more healthy, since you can minimise the amount of sugar you use. Today, Boldsky shares with you some of the most healthy sweets to enjoy for Valentine's day. Take a look at these healthy sweets you can opt for and make the day of love all the more sweet:

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Dark chocolates

Chocolates is one of the common gifts to give each other on Valentine's day. If your lady loves chocolates, opt for dark chocolates as it contains properties which stimulate serotonin, also known as the feel-good neurotransmitter in your brain. It is also a healthy sweet for your heart!

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Halwa

Carrot halwa is one of the most healthy sweets to enjoy for Valentine's day. The main ingredient, carrot which is used in making the halwa is healthy for you to consume. Carrots are rich in antioxidants which help in fighting against cancers by destroying the pre-cancerous cells in the tumors.

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Oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal cookies are healthier when compared to cookies made out of all purpose flour. Oats are rich in fibre, which is good for bowel movement. It is also a healthy sweet to enjoy for Valentine's day for those women who are on a weight loss programme, since it contains only minimal amount of fats.

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Dried fruits

Did you know that dried fruits are the best healthy sweets to enjoy for Valentine's Day. Dried fruits can promote an increase in haemoglobin, prevent cancer, control cholesterol and blood pressure, and are also good for your heart.

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Candies

This Valentine's day, present your lady love with a box of hard sweetened candies. This is one of the most healthy sweets to enjoy for Valentine's day since it contains white sugar which is good for the immune system. Cinnamon candies too are a great option for those who are on a weight loss, as it does not make you put on extra pounds.

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Sweet Yoghurt

If you are fond of yoghurt/curd, then you should indulge in this healthy sweet for Valentine's day. Sweet yoghurt is good for you since it contains a good amount of calcium, potassium, and phosphorus which are beneficial in keeping your liver healthy.

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Story first published: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 19:24 [IST]
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