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Here Are Five TikTok Health Trends Experts Say You Should Avoid 

TikTok is currently a popular platform for sharing videos on dance moves and showing pets; some even offer unqualified healthy advice. Content creators are posting so-called hacks to cure various ailments; it is vital to determine what is real. Food Network has highlighted some viral health trends you should avoid on Tiktok. 

Do not put garlic in your nose. 

There is a trend on TikTok advising people to put garlic in their noses if they have stuffy noses or want to clear their sinuses. However, this is not safe, according to food Network nutrition consultant Toby Amidor who says it could have side effects. The natural oils found in garlic might irritate the nasal lining, and there is a risk of cloves getting stuck in the nose leading to obstructions. 

Do not try honey jelly.

Individuals with a sweet tooth might try frozen honey or honey jelly. Despite having health benefits, a lot of honey can trigger blood glucose increase, lower blood pressure, or lead to stomach upset. If you are fructose intolerant, honey jelly can cause stomach upsets. Instead of frozen blob, using honey in your diet is recommended. 

Liquid chlorophyll is not safe.

There is a buzz about liquid chlorophyll having some anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, but experts say that the body might not need it. There might be no toxic effects associated with chlorophyll, but experts say it is unnecessary and can cause gastrointestinal issues.

Only take protein powder after a workout.

Many people have been taking dry pre-protein powder before a workout, but experts say dry scooping protein might inhibit its impact and might not improve the supplement’s action. In addition, the dry powder will not help the body hydrate, and researchers warn that the practice can cause cardiovascular or respiratory diseases. 

#WhatIEatInADay

The hashtag has been trending, with influencers showing the user what they regularly eat. The videos promote meals that need more caloric and nutritional content. Despite most being about wellness,  Influencers may be sending the message that people should look like them, which can lead to an eating disorder. 

Written by Payal Gupta

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