Valentine’s Day Candy: The Sweet and the Scary

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Just as we recover from holiday eating and get back on track with our resolutions, Valentine’s Day is there to greet us with a big box of chocolates.
The key to enjoying your sweet gift is all about moderation. A little indulgence won’t derail your healthy lifestyle – just make sure you’re enjoying a lot of heart-healthy foods and exercise to balance out your favorite treats.
Here’s the nutritional breakdown of some popular Valentine’s Day candies. Have a piece (or two) as part of an overall healthy diet and celebrate the sweetness of the holiday with the ones you love.
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