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Study: New Energy Drink Claims to Burn Calories

Study: New Energy Drink Claims to Burn Calories

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Dr. Kim Mulvihill Reporting A new product just hit store shelves and it claims to help you lose weight. It's called Enviga.

The manufacturer, Coca-Cola Nestle, says if you drink this product you'll burn more calories. The beverage does that by reportedly invigorating your metabolism.

Pop open a can of Enviga, and you might burn a calorie. Drink three cans, and you could burn 106 of them, at least that's what the company says. According to the label, the drink contains caffeine, calcium and E.G.C.G., a green tea extract known as epigallocatechin gallate.

At $1.50 a pop, is it worth it? Let's do a comparison. Drinking three cans of Enviga burns 106 calories. You can burn just as many by doing 10 minutes of calisthenics or swimming. Or, by doing 20 minutes of gardening or walking. If you're stuck in traffic for 40 minutes, you'll burn even more, 120 calories. In fact, if you watched the entire Super Bowl on TV, you burned about 360 calories just sitting there.

A spokesperson for the manufacturer says Enviga is not positioned as a weight loss product. But it is designed to compliment, not replace, regular exercise, a sensible diet and other healthy choices you make throughout the day.

The study mentioned on their website was presented in a meeting in 2004, and it still has not been published in a review journal. I am not allowed to see the study until it's published.

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