“Confirmation bias, also called confirmatory bias or myside bias, is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs or hypotheses” - WIKI
A major problem in the health industry (not to mention politics/ religion etc..) greatly perpetuated by the availability of information on the internet, and the ability for literally anyone to put information on the internet. The fact that any even the most outlandish claims can find some article on the internet than supports them. Its a big part of the FAD diet epidemic, the fact that somewhere someone miraculously lost a ton of weight in a short time and claim this is how. What makes these effective is that the people looking at these WANT them to be true, so automatically ignore hundreds of negative articles and only read the positive and make up their minds.
Like the coffee example, healthy eating isn't black and white, it's a big wishy wobbly grey mess.
The best analogy I can give regarding specific types of food is... food.
How many reports on the internet can we find of people who have died as a result of obesity related complications after a life of eating too much? - Eating Food KILLS
How many reports can we find about people dying as a result of starvation? - NOT eating Food KILLS
The answer is a magic little word called moderation, or for fun "the Goldilocks principle", not to much not too little. Eating enough to keep ourselves fit and healthy, while not so much that we loose control of our weight.
Same applies to all the “is it good for you OR bad for you foods”, Carbs, fats, Yes, your body even needs sugar. #ocrtraining #ocraddict #fitness #brisbanefitfam #spartanraceau #brisbane #spartancoach #spartansgx #primeval_mc #Fitspo #GymLife #NoPainNoGain #FitLife #GetStrong #Workout #TrainHard #Strengthtraining #Fitness #FitFluential #goodnesstribebrisbane #gat #brisbanefitfam #burpees #upgradeyourworkout #spartantraining #spartansgx #spartansgxcoach #spartanbrisbane #spartanraceau #coffee #nutrition