Valentine’s Day – Is it true love for the heart?

It’s ironic that Valentine’s Day gifts and love gifts generally are over-represented by chocolates when they are not the healthiest treat you can buy . Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, it’s always a good time to let someone know they are loved with tasty treats.

True love may be more about helping your partner towards healthier eating habits. Not only do you want the best for them, but their health—and lifespan—directly affect how much time you get to spend together. Their lifestyle choices may impact the eating habits of kids and grandkids, too.

Relationships are powerful

Even your own habits can take a hit. “The simplest way couples influence each other is [by] proximity,” observes Sally Chung, Psy.D, a clinical psychologist at Oceanside Psychological Services in Seattle. “[For example], when someone is inhaling chili cheese fries in front of me, it is a lot harder for my salad to be satisfying.” She adds that when your kitchen is stocked with chips and ice cream, temptation is harder to overcome.

In fact, the British Journal of Health Psychology states that couples are likely to share health-related behaviours like eating and exercise. The overlap is so significant that a study in Public Health Nutrition found that couple-based weight loss programs are more effective than individual ones. Clearly, relationships are powerful.

This is where you come in. As your partner’s other half, you’re in a unique place to pave the way for healthier eating. However, it all depends on a balanced and respectful approach. Avoid looking at this as a “project.” Instead, view it as a journey that you are taking together. Shift your focus away from control and on to love, respect and support.

We’ve also seen that loving relationships can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression — a fact that may give the immune system a boost. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that people who exhibit positive emotions are less likely to get sick after exposure to cold or flu viruses.

Healthier Treats

Many couples report their most relaxing time now, especially since Covid restrictions, is enjoying screen time together, watching a streaming service and episodes they both enjoy. Inevitably that is heightened with some delicious treats.

Consider Nive Beef Jerky – Luscious, full-bodied mouth-watering flavours, bursting with All-Australian country flavour, created from premium, hand-crafted, grass-fed beef strips, and slowly dried. High protein, low carn, low fat and keto-friendly.

Paddock to Plate – Nive Beef Jerky was created on a cattle property, situated in the heart of the Augathella grazing district of Queensland. We believe by using a quality fusion of grass-fed, no added hormone beef for superior flavour, followed by our unique family recipe marination and drying process, we have created an authentic jerky reminiscent of days gone by.

These unique blends of flavours originated from a beef gravy recipe that has been passed down in our family for generations. It pairs the rich flavours of soy and a blend of spices creating a full-bodied explosion of taste. All this with premium, hand-crafted, Australian grass-fed beef strips, slowly dried, to capture those distinctive flavours just “the way it should be”.

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