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Directions (1-6) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Drink tea twice a day and lose weight? Sounds suspicious? The Good Place star Jameela Jamil thought so too. Over the past few days, she has been in a rightful (A) feud with celebrity Instagram-ers and influencers who advertise detox weight-loss teas. In a video that has garnered over 6,11,860 views, Jameela parodies influencers, sitting on the couch with an irritable bowel, claiming to have lost three pounds despite (B)……………………………………………………..
So do slimming teas really work? Delhi-based dietician Manjari Chandra explains, “The concept of detox teas originated because being rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants helps them improve metabolic activity, and energy-burning pathways.”But “they aren’t directly responsible for weight loss. Maybe, taken over a long period of time, it may result in some weight loss, but that is a very delayed result and not their primary function,” she says.
Then what is their primary function? Flushing toxins out of the body, as the tempting packaging says? “Removing toxins is way more complicated than that,” laughs Manjari, “But yes, they remove acidity from the body and help the liver function better.”
The antioxidants that do this job, moreover, may lose their potency after all the packaging, she adds. “If I pluck green tea leaves, boil it in water and drink, I will get those benefits. But all the packaging and processing (drying, dehydrating) reduces their potency,” she says. Also, you can’t nullify a bad thing: smoking, junk and packaged foods will have a negative impact on the body, even if you’re drinking (or eating) antioxidants (green tea, fruits).
So can you drink tea and expect a flat tummy? Sadly not. Tie your shoelaces and get exercising, because life isn’t that easy.
Q1. Which of the following words can replace the word given in (A) without changing the meaning of the statement?
Q2. As per the passage, which of the following is defined as a function of slimming teas?
a. To remove excess water from the body.
b. They increase the stamina of the body and boost the functioning of the digestive system.
c. The main antioxidant in tea, EGCG, can help inhibit an enzyme that breaks down the hormone norepinephrine.
d. They remove acidity from the body and help the liver function better.
e. None of the Above
Q3. Which of the following is/are true in context of the passage?
a. The antioxidants may lose their potency after all the packaging and processing.
b. Slimming teas are very expensive and are considered as a luxurious item.
c. Slimming teas have an adverse effect on our metabolic system if consumed in large quantities.
d. None is correct.
e. All are correct
Q4. Which of the following can be derived as a conclusion from the passage?
a. A lot of celebrities advertise detox weight-loss teas and it is not good for the society.
b. Drinking slimming tea twice a day can have desired results.
c. Packaged tea is more effective than natural green tea leaves.
d. Only slimming tea will not produce the desired result, exercise is also required.
e. All of the Above
Q5. Which of the following can fill up the blank given in (B) to make it contextually correct and meaningful?
a. having three cups of green tea daily.
b. going for regular exercise and having green tea daily.
c. eating five hamburgers the previous night.
d. having a lot
e. All of the Above
Q6. Which of the following word is opposite in meaning to the word ‘NULLIFY’ given in bold in the passage?
d. Both (a) and (c)
1. Solution: ‘Feud’ means a prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute. Hence, ‘dispute’ can replace the bold word.
2. Solution: From paragraph 3, last line we can infer that the answer is option (d).
3. Solution: ‘The antioxidants may lose their potency after all the packaging and processing.’ is true. Refer paragraph 4.
4. Solution: ‘Only slimming tea will not produce the desired result, exercise is also required.’ is the correct inference here. We can infer this from the last line of the passage.
5. Solution: ‘Despite’ is used to show contrast and so ‘seating five hamburgers the previous night.’ is the best fit for the blank in (B).
6. Solution: Nullify: make legally null and void; invalidate. ‘Establish’ is opposite in meaning to nullify.