Sunday, April 29, 2007

Enviga: Does it increase weight loss?

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Q. Glen what can you tell me about Enviga? Can it really speed up your metabolism and help you lose weight faster?

A.Enviga may help you burn a few extra calories. But there's no evidence that it causes significant, long-term weight loss.

Enviga is a carbonated green tea beverage that contains green tea extract (EGCG), calcium and caffeine. According to the manufacturer, Enviga burns 60 to 100 calories for every three 12-ounce cans consumed. So every time you drink a can of Enviga, you supposedly burn about 30 calories.

How can a food or beverage help you burn calories? It's called thermogenesis. When you eat a hamburger, for example, your body uses energy (thermogenesis) — which burns calories — to digest it. Unfortunately, the average hamburger has so many calories that the few calories you burn to digest it don't really make a dent in your net calorie intake. But some foods that are very low in calories — such as Enviga — require more calories to digest than the calorie content of the food itself.

A few small studies suggest that the combination of caffeine and EGCG — an antioxidant found naturally in green tea leaves — may temporarily increase thermogenesis. So, theoretically, it may help you burn more calories.

However, simply drinking Enviga does not guarantee weight loss. Weight loss is accomplished by finding the right balance of energy in vs. energy out. Tipping the balance in favor of "energy out" will help you lose weight.

So, drink Enviga if you like the taste and want to feel good about the fact that it helps you burn a few extra calories. But if you really want to lose weight, eat less and exercise more.

Any personal health questions or problems mental or physical. Please consult your physician !

Wishing You Great Health,

Glen Edward Mitchell

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