Myth 2: Eating More Fruits & Veggies Will Help You Lose Weight
Low-calorie fruits plus veggies equal pounds dropped, right? Sadly, no. In a recent study, dieters who increased their fruit and vegetable intake didn't lose weight. In fact, they found that people who ate six servings of produce a day for two months shed no more pounds than those who consumed only one.
Myth 3: Coconut Oil Is Your Saving GraceCoconut oil is everywhere, and the health claims have gotten pretty bold. It's supposedly able to make your body burn fat faster, fire up your immune system and even sharpen your memory - being that it's one of the richest sources of lauric acid ( a fatty acid that the body processes more easily than the type in butter and other fats). That being said, there's actually no credible research to prove any of these claims.
Myth 4: Gluten Is The Cause of Belly Bloat
If you often find yourself bloated, you may have resulted to cutting out wheat. However, only 1 percent of Americans have celiac disease - so for the millions of adults who have bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea - avoiding the grain-based protein gluten may not actually solve your problem.