30 Nov 2010


It sounds like a slimmer’s dream – a fizzy drink that actually makes you thinner.

Cranberry-flavoured Aspire is said to burn off 209 calories within three hours of drinking it.

Scientists at Leeds Metropolitan University found that when caffeine and green tea were combined with amino acid and ginger, there was a ‘thermogenic effect’, whereby the body generates more heat to digest food and temporarily stimulates metabolism.

However the drink, available from the health retailer Holland & Barrett at £1.59, was tested on only 20 subjects – 11 men and nine women.

There are just 12.5 calories per can. Aspire said that while there are no known side-effects, it was not advisable for those sensitive to caffeine.

A spokesman said: ‘Thermogenic products have been used by athletes for many years.

‘Yet what we’ve managed to create with Aspire is to bring those calorie burning properties to many more people in a unique and convenient drink with proven functional benefits.’

In 2006, Coca-Cola and Nestle developed a green-tea drink which claimed to burn calories, but it was never launched in Britain.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1334292/The-fizzy-drink-claims-burn-200-calories-hours.html#ixzz16kizdaDv

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