Healthful Beverages to Watch in 2007
Fortification, weight-loss properties and heart-healthy qualities can be found in several new products hitting the shelves. Beginning this month, Coca-Cola’s Enviga, a sparkling green tea that the company says can burn calories, launches nationally. Containing green tea extracts, calcium and caffeine, Enviga was created by Beverage Partners Worldwide — a joint venture of Nestlé S.A. and The Coca-Cola Co. A study conducted by the Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, in collaboration with the University of Lausanne, revealed that consuming the equivalent of three Enviga beverages over the course of a day resulted in a noticeable increase in calorie burning, the company says. Enviga provides 90 mg. of the green tea antioxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) in each serving, along with 20 percent of the daily value for calcium.