It is very pleasing when Iím enjoying my skinny latte and read at the very same time that coffee consumption has been found to help our retinas.
Thereís a couple of reasons for my pleasure.
Firstly, I like it when my real life matches what I read. Itís fun to be doing exactly what I read about at the very same time that I am doing it. Itís kind of like when you think of someone and then they ring you or you bump into them at the shops. Serves to remind me that Iím not alone I guess.
The second reason for my pleasure is that I like hearing that something I enjoy has some health benefits. Of course, itís another claim in an ongoing battle of the pros and cons of consuming things we like most. Just as easily it could swing the other way and tomorrowís news could be that coffee has some negative effects for me.
I also find myself not wanting to find out too much about the pros and cons because sometimes itís a very small study or itís about having a particular amount. This may or may not mean that my coffee consumption is healthy after all. So itís best not to find out too much but to remain with some knowledge that suits me at that time. Itís safer that way. I donít need to challenge myself to stop doing things I enjoy or to worry unnecessarily about what I am doing to myself. I also find that this approach helps me to take a balanced approach during those times when the reports are not so positive, those times when studies show that coffee consumption is bad for you for example. That could very well be next weekís news.
I agree with you, lynjo. I love my coffee and am always pleased with I read positive things about its effects. Like you I prefer to stay with the knowledge that suits me. The more one reads, the more conflicting research one will come across on any topic. There will be more factors that need to be taken into account. With health issues there is the fact each person is an individual and their body will handle things differently from the next person.