The Doctors: Valentine’s Day
Happy Valentine’s Day! Love was in the air on The Doctors, and the audience was full of couples. Today’s guests included Dr. Ruth and Suzanne Somers. But first, the talk turned to Valentine’s Day gifts.
Dr. Travis Stork shared the results of The Doctors Facebook poll, which found that most people would prefer flowers for Valentine’s Day.
The Drs: Valentine’s Day Chocolate
Chocolate placed second, and Dr. Travis said 58 million pounds of chocolates are purchased each year for Valentine’s Gifts. He said one piece of chocolate is about 80 calories, which brings the average box to about 2,000 calories.
White Chocolate Vs Dark Chocolate Health Benefits
Dr. Lisa Masterson said her favorite chocolates contain nuts and chews. She shared her suggestions for choosing the healthiest chocolate. White Chocolate is less healthy because it contains less Cocoa. Cocoa contains flavanoids and antioxidants, which is what can make some Chocolate healthy.
Milk Chocolate has 13 grams of fat, which is less than White Chocolate. But the healthiest Chocolate choice is Dark Chocolate. Dr. Lisa said 100% Dark Chocolate has big benefits, but vegan alternatives are another good option.
Lovopoly Custom Board Game
Dr. Travis introduced a new board game, called Lovopoly. It is a customizable reinvention of another popular board game, and to make your own custom edition, you send in pictures of yourself and your spouse, along with locations that are significant to your relationship, like where you went on your first date, or where you conceived a child.
The Doctors looked at their custom Lovopoly board game, and they quizzed Dr. Andrew Ordon about where and when he got engaged. Meanwhile, his wife was sneaking up behind him to surprise him. He said they were engaged October 8, 1985, which means they got engaged when I was four months old!
The Drs: How To Make Your Own Lovopoly
Dr. Andrew welcomed his wife, Robin, to join The Doctors. Robin said the night Dr. Andrew proposed was the only time she ever saw him nervous. Dr. Travis presented the couple with their own edition of Lovopoly.
The studio audience received certificates to create their personalized editions of Lovopoly. You can create your own game at lovopoly.com.
Dopamine Vs Oxytocin
Dr. Travis explained that chemicals in our brain release Dopamine, flooding your body with hormones that make you feel good. Adrenaline can also be a factor, because love can make you nervous. He explained that this is why you might get sweaty on a first date.
Oxytocin, the love hormone, increases your propensity for eye contact, which is what makes you want to stare into a lover’s eyes.
How Many Calories Does Kissing Burn
Dr. Ava Cadell is the founder of Loveology University. Her role in today’s show was to supervise a “kissing calorie burning lab,” where one couple was spending the hour making out. “With passionate kissing, you can burn as much as two to five calories a minute,” Dr. Ava said.
How Many Calories Can You Burn Making Out
John and Alexia were putting this to the test by wearing heart monitors and calorie counters to monitor how many calories they can burn during their one-hour makeout session. Dr. Ava said a woman could burn between 68 and 200 calories in an hour, depending on the intensity of kissing.
The Doctors: Kissing Experiment Results
At the end of the hour, The Doctors checked in to see how John and Alexia did with their Kissing Experiment. Dr. Ava revealed that they burned a combined total of 575 calories during their one-hour makeout session. That sounds like an enjoyable way to get an extra workout.
Dr. Travis said this is one of many ways that love can be beneficial to your health.