Coca-Cola and Nestle who are joint producers of Enviga green tea soft drink have been advertising it as a weith loss, calorie burning product. Now, in a settlemant with 27 US states the companies have to pay $650 000 and relabel the drink. Any beverage labeled as a ‘calorie burner’ must clearly state that consuming it does not result in weight loss. According to Coca-Cola studies have shown that the combination of caffeine and the antioxidant EGCG cause calorie burning.
This is a good example of that consumers should be really altert and careful with what they buy. Apart from ‘weight loss claims’ one should be aware that most of the comercially availiable labeled as teas, iced teas or ‘containing anitoxidants’ really only contain an avrage of 0,1% of tea extract. Those products either hardly if at all have the same nutrition values as regular tea – what you are really buying is a soft drink and not tea.