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Don't Be Fooled by Coca-Cola's Newest Green Tea Energy Drink

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has taken on soft drink giants Coca-Cola and Nestle once again for good reason, filing a lawsuit for ridiculous fat-burning claims made about their latest, useless energy drink, Enviga.

The companies claim their "optimum" combination of green tea, caffeine and plant micronutrient content creates a negative calorie effect, that according to their own research, help consumers of a thin-to-normal weight burn as much as 100 calories a day.

Unfortunately, about the only thing "burning" here, is a hole through your pocketbook, not to mention your health. For starters, the privilege of burning up to 100 calories a day means drinking three cans a day, meaning it can cost as much as $315 to lose one pound. And, that's not taking into consideration the health-harming amount of caffeine -- 100 milligrams -- contained in each can of Enviga.

To add insult to injury, this latest carbonated concoction steals from the wonderful reputation of green tea -- specifically Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) -- a proven weapon for fighting cancer and the AIDS virus. Remember, green tea alone is a far better alternative, but usually not when it comes in a can or bottle...

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Business Week January 5, 2007

Houston Chronicle October 13, 2006

ABC News January 3, 2007