2 Health Trends to Avoid (and 2 to Try)
Roughly 72 percent of adults say they look online for health information, but with "miracle cures" gaining traction, it can be hard to tell what's good for you and what's baloney.
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Made from green tea leaves grown partly in a shaded environment, matcha is said to contain even more potentially cancer-preventing antioxidants than regular green tea. One study found that matcha has at least three times more epigallocatechin gallate—a tumor-fighting ingredient—than other green teas. So should we drink up? Cleveland Clinic wellness manager Kristin Kirkpatrick says yes, though there's been limited research so far. But if you're tempted to try a matcha tea detox (known on the Internet as a teatox), Kirkpatrick says not to bother. You'll need much longer than a three-day cleanse to see long-term rewards.
Verdict: Try it (but skip the detox)!