Coffee and chocolate are the key to long life, sez someone besides me. No, seriously—a British scientist is quoted in this report advancing the claim that 20 polyphenol-rich foods are essential to fulfill one’s maximum individual lifespan. Luckily for y’all, I just happen to use several of the delectables on his list in my truffle offerings!
The article is quite interesting, and highlights why I have problems with diets like the Zone diet, which advocate restrictions on several fruits and vegetables because of the carbohydrate content. Looking at any food unidimensionally seems quite shortsighted, to me. Anyway, here’s Williamson’s list of 20 “lifespan-essential” foods:
apples; blackberries; black tea; blueberries; broccoli; cereal bran; cherries; cherry tomatoes; coffee; cranberries; dark chocolate; green tea; oranges; peaches; plums; raspberries; red grapes; red onions; spinach; and strawberries.
There isn’t an item there that I don’t like, lucky me.
Oh, and on the caramels and truffles ... I had mentioned a while back that I’d wanted to open up for business earlier this month. An unexpected cashflow crunch has bolluxed that plan, but the end of the tunnel seems near. Anyone who’d like to start agitating for specific truffle flavors this season may now commence!