It's Easy Being Green
by Laurie Hartzell
it won’t help you fly, the Coca-Cola Company claims
that its new sparkling green
tea beverage, Enviga, will help you burn calories. While
other low-cal, high-caffeine beverages have been advertised
as “energy” drinks, Enviga appeals to the lucrative
weight-loss market. Unsubstantiated studies by Coca-Cola
have shown that drinking three cans of this fizzy lifting
drink can help normal-weight consumers burn 60-100 calories.
We don't trust anything that can burn calories this easily,
so it may work just to take the stairs and skip that extra
cookie. Of the three highly-caffeinated flavors—green
tea, peach and berry—peach was the most appealing,
although the fruit notes covered up the true green tea taste.
For those die-hard tea drinkers who go natural with just
a bag of leaves and hot water, the green tea flavor will
be the most familiar, but be prepared to notice that diet-soda
$1.29-$1.49 per can. For more information, visit www.enviga.com.