Calorie Burning Claims
On the market are two new green tea drinks: Celsius and Enviga. Both claim to help you burn calories.
The manufacturer of Celsius says 12 ounces can burn up to 75 calories in four hours. Enviga, made by Coca-Cola and Nestle, claims three cans per day will burn 60 to 100 extra calories.
Caffeine Content and ECGC
The claim is based on the caffeine content and ECGC, a highly active antioxidant in green tea that are supposed to work together to boost metabolism. Celsius also adds ginger and other ingredients claiming to further boost the calorie burn.
Both Enviga and Celsius claim to cause a "negative calorie effect". According to a study of an Enviga prototype, consuming 3 cans a day produced a calorie burn of between 60 to 100 calories in healthy adults aged 18 to 35. As the drink itself contains only 5 Calories, this leads to what is called the "negative calorie effect".
Celsius comes in a variety of flavors
Orange, Wild Berry and Cola. Each Celsius is delicately balanced with a touch of soothing ginger plus all of the great health benefits.
Celsius also offers a non-carbonated Green Tea in 4 flavors: Raspberry Acai, Lemon Iced Tea, Strawberry Kiwi and Apple Orchard Blend. Visit their website for more information: Celsius: A Great Tasting Negative Calorie Drink
Can this work?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is widely accepted that caffeinated tea boosts your metabolic rate because caffeine is a stimulant. But no independent studies have been done on the impact of these beverages on weight loss.
The bottom line?
It's unlikely that either of these beverages will help you slim down. But the most likely will give you a shot of energy.
Back in September of 2007, Pepsi released a fruit-flavored sparkling drink called Tava, which they claim isn't meant to be a weight loss aid. Tava offers "exotic" flavors and does contain chromium, a supplement believed by some to reduce body fat. It also has some of vitamins B3, B6 and E.
The companies are not calling them soft drinks. Instead they're called "Sparkling Beverages".
It appears Enviga has been discontinued.
Disclosure: We have no affiliation with the manufacturer mentioned above.
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