The Top Nutrition Scams To Watch Out For

With the pressures to be slim and the desire to be healthy, individuals may become victim to the marketing strategies of the multi-billion dollar weight loss industry. For example, Americans spend over forty billion dollars per year on weight loss pills, workout regimes, and supplements. The desperation to make big changes with the expectation of these miracle solutions actually working is what these companies feed on. Whether it’s late night infomercials, ads in a magazine, or celebrity endorsements, individuals are given countless options to make themselves look better. Many of these promises sound too good to be true, and this is because they are. Here are the main nutrition scams to watch out for right now.

Garcinia Cambogia

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Garcinia cambogia, derived from a citrus fruit from South Asia, contains hydroxycitric acid, an organic acid. The theory behind garcinia cambogia and weight loss is the high 'sour' content of the fruit will make the individual's stomach feel much fuller faster so they won’t eat as much. However, there is insufficient research proving this effect.

Garcinia cambogia advocates claim these supplements can reduce fat, give individuals more energy during workouts, and influence fat metabolism, though none of these have been proven in legitimate testing. Garcinia cambogia can, however, result in nausea and diarrhea.

Next, find out what nutrient is supposedly healthy for us.

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HealthPrep Staff