Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Chocolate, Wine, and Tea

Picture taken from the BBC.

Ya' gotta love those Norwegians. The land that gave us Henrik Ibsen and Edvard Grieg, gravlaks and pickled herring, Jarlsberg cheese and akvavit, has now produced a study that shows the intake of chocolate, wine and tea to have a beneficial effect on cognitive performance. Yay!

We know that these food items contain flavanoids. According to Wikipedia, flavanoids themselves aren't particularly helpful to the human body, but actually provoke a response by the body that aids in the elimination of harmful agents (and the flavanoids themselves).

Whatever. Just pass the dark chocolate, pour me a glass a wine, and we'll have a cuppa (as the Brits say).



Merelyme said...

sounds wonderful to me! great therapy. just stopping by to wish you a happy holiday and i hope your year is filled with both peace and joy.

Jen said...

Wine and chocolate--- yes, please! Happy holidays to you and yours, Shauna.



Denver Refashionista said...

Hmmm, I rarely drink but I do like the occassional chocolate or tea.