Studies show that capsaicin in hot peppers does have some effect on internal temperature and metabolism, but it is minimal and will not result in weight loss. Photo: Alamy

Can food burn fat? Can alkaline water treat cancer? The reality behind nutrition claims that sound too good to be true

Flashy marketing combined with convincing health claims can be persuasive, but are often nonsense. We look at the reality of four claims: fat-burning and immune-boosting foods, acid-neutralising alkaline water, and ‘no added sugar’

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Studies show that capsaicin in hot peppers does have some effect on internal temperature and metabolism, but it is minimal and will not result in weight loss. Photo: Alamy
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