Belly-Fat Myths That Need to Go Away
You know that miracle cures are too good to be true, but did you know that these other "facts" have been debunked?
MYTH: Sipping green tea burns belly fat.
This may be true in controlled studies, but the largest analysis on this topic found that even the most promising scientific results have been "modest at best." Plus, you would have to drink about seven cups of green tea a day to match the level of catechins
(antioxidant compounds thought to be responsible for tea's fat-burning potential) given to people in clinical trials—and, many bottled beverages are so processed they're unlikely to contain any antioxidant activity at all
. Green tea can be a healthy drink—and a calorie-free one, if you're brewing your own and not adding sugar—but don't expect to see weight-loss results just from this one dietary change.