Friday, February 02, 2007

Watchdog group sues over green tea drink's "negative calorie" claims

Coca-Cola and Nestlé should have seen this coming.

In a previous posting I expressed scepticism over the companies' claim that their new green-tea-infused drink Enviga contains "negative calories"—that because of its metabolism-boosting effects, Enviga burns more calories than it contains.

Now, a watchdog group has filed a lawsuit, asserting that the claims are fraudulent.

As far as I know, the only beverage with negative calories is a cold glass of water, which will cause your body to burn about 40 calories to re-generate the heat dissipated by the cold water.

—Mellow Monk

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