Can a Drink Help You Burn Calories?

Celsius DrinkRecently, I had a chance to try Celsius, a sports drink that is supposed to burn more calories than it contains. There are a lot of zero calorie diet drinks on the market, but Celsius actually claims to be a “negative calorie drink”. 

Celsius contains some ingredients, like green tea with EGCG, Guarana, Ginger, and Caffeine, which boost your metabolism.  They have backed up their claims with seven clinical studies, conducted by the University of Oklahoma’s Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Physiology Lab. Their research indicates that drinking a can of Celsius helps burn an extra 100 calories.

Each can of Celsius contains about 200 mg of caffeine, about the same amount as 2 cups of coffee. Celsius contains no sugar and no high fructose corn syrup.  It is sweetened with sucralose and contains 10 calories per can.

Celsius comes in sparkling (Orange, Wild Berry, and Cola) and non-carbonated (Green Tea Raspberry Acai, Lemon Iced Tea, Strawberry-Kiwi, and Outrageous Orange) varieties.

I tried Celsius and liked the flavors. They were very refreshing.  While Celsius recommends that you drink their products before exercise, I’d suggest waiting  at least 15 minutes after drinking the carbonated varieties before going running.

Celsius is widely available in stores and sells for about $1.50-$2.00 per can. 

Have you tried Celsius? Did you like it? Do you think it helped you burn calories and lose weight? Tell me in the comments.

Disclosure: I received a sample of Celsius for evaluation.

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