So I have been really excited about some of the health benefits I have read about coffee drinking. For example, the Mayo clinic says coffee helps prevent Parkinson’s disease, liver cancer, and type 2 diabetes (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coffee-and-health/AN01354)
Coffee also makes you live longer, with fewer strokes, less skin cancer, and lower rates of Alzheimer’s and “cognitive decline.” Since I feel pretty cognitively declined already, this is good news. (http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/11537/20120816/coffee-benefits-diabetes-parkinsons-disease-alzheimers-heart.htm)
So this has all been very exciting to me, because I love coffee. It’s like having a doctor tell you to eat as much ice cream as you possibly can, because it’s just so darned good for you. If coffee increases longevity, I should live forever. I’ve been drinking coffee like a fiend. Sometimes I just sit and tremble. And then today it all came crashing down.
I read a Harvard study that says more than three cups a day can cause glaucoma.
My mom has always drank a ton of coffee, and she got glaucoma.
Crap — I’ll live forever, but I’ll be blind.
Why are all the good things ultimately bad for you? I’m going to throw caution to the wind — I’m going to get some coffee-flavored ice cream.