1 Eating Activated Charcoal is a Smart Way to Detox
The claim: The charcoal in ink-coloured cakes, soft-serve cones and lemonade will remove toxins.
The truth: “Activated charcoal is used in emergency rooms for people who have been poisoned, but charcoal smoothies or charcoal whatever isn’t going to detox your body,” says nutritionist Abby Langer. Your liver handles toxins. Besides, activated charcoal can interfere with certain meds.
TRY THIS: Treat your liver right by reducing booze consumption and by nourishing it with minimally processed foods.
2 Swishing Oil Can Help Your Teeth and Breath
The claim: Using a tablespoon of oil – most often coconut – like mouthwash for about 20 minutes pulls out toxins. This helps whiten teeth, prevents cavities and freshens breath.
The truth: That’s a long time to do something that’s too unconvincing for dental authorities to recommend.
TRY THIS: The Australian Health Policy Collaboration’s recent Oral Health Tracker revealed that only half of Australians brush their teeth twice daily, and 90 per cent of adults have some form of tooth decay, so invest your time into a regular brushing and flossing regimen instead. Cool?
3 X, Y or Z Food Prevents Cancer
The claim: A study reports that a fill-in-the-blank superfood fights the Big C.
The truth: No single food will end cancer. And these studies tend to “involve taking some extract from a fruit or vegetable and injecting it into mice,” says Dr Saad Khan,an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
TRY THIS: Eat fresh produce. Don’t smoke. Exercise regularly. It’s not sexy, but it’s key to staying healthy.
4 MCT Oil Manages Your Energy and Weight
The claim: A splash of MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil in your morning coffee delivers more energy, helps you focus and also trims your waist.
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