Choosing the best diet for you and your family can be challenging in many ways. How do you know what will actually work? What will help provide your family with the strength they need to get through the day? What will be beneficial for their health? There are many questions!
Can Bad Eyesight Be a Result of Too Much Coffee?
Let’s take this example: Chang Y. Lee led a study about coffee and discovered that drinking coffee promoted retinal health and good eyesight. The Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, on the other hand, published a study by Jae Hee Kang that proved that coffee is bad for your eyesight and can increase your risk of glaucoma.
Two scientific studies. Two published papers. The same exact food. Opposite conclusions.
Should You Feed Your Family Eggs Every Day?
Or, how about eggs? The Harvard School of Public Health conducted a study that said eggs drastically increase the risk of lethal cancer. But then again, the University of Alberta discovered that the antioxidants in eggs prevented cancer. Furthermore, Harvard Health Online (who’s tagline is “trusted advice for a healthier life”), lauded the health benefits of eggs.
Once again, opposite conclusions about the same food, and even Harvard is on both sides at once.
What’s going on here?!
Lost in all of this scientific noise is a simple truth: clean, real food and exercise are good for our kids, and processed, chemical-laden food and lack of activity is bad for them. It’s not a shocking revelation. It’s not a sexy headline. It’s not clickbait that will start controversy on Facebook.
It’s the black T-shirt that never goes out of style. But that doesn’t change that it’s the best non-genetic, non-medical form of preventative health care that we have. It doesn’t change the fact that it works and that it just plain makes sense.
Instead of worrying about the latest trends or studies, stick to the basics. It’s no different than how people jump at any new investment advice, no matter how convoluted, while on the other side of the table, there’s Warren Buffett, buying-and-holding and making billions in the process. It’s a tried-and-true, simple-to-understand strategy. It may not turn many heads. It may not be the “next big thing.” But it works.
Trends will always exist. There’s something exciting about the concept of “new.” In fact, novelty triggers dopamine in our brains that makes us crave the next new thing. Resist that urge.
Take a step back, look at the big picture, and you’ll notice the thing that works day in and day out. It may take a moment to spot it because it’s not as flashy as all the trends, but you’ll eventually see it chugging along, quietly getting results. And when you find it, practice it. It may not be new, but it will be right, and when it comes to taking care of our kids, that’s what really matters.