Aspire is a new cranberry flavoured soft drink that claims to burn 200 calories from just drinking a can. This sounded completely mad to me, just drink a can and you get rid of 200 calories. This is apparently the equivalent of doing an hours worth of light calisthenics or strangely enough bathing a dog, so if it works it is pretty amazing.
The cans are taller and slimmer than a normal soft drink can. I loved the white background with the red bushes and almost oriental writing. I thought the cans looked very stylish and definitely stand out in the fridge.
The drink is cranberry flavour so unsurprisingly it is red in colour. As well as cranberry the drink contains green tea, guarana extract and l-carnitine. These are all ingredients that are meant to be good for you and raise the bodies metabolism while lowering the appetite. I found the taste rather nice. It has the tangy taste of cranberries but you can also taste a hint of green tea in the background which mellows the cranberry taste. I found it really refreshing and enjoyed it. My husband was not at all keen on the taste, he took one sip and refused to drink any more. He is not a great lover of cranberry juice anyway so this was not surprising. My son however loved it which I did not expect.
Aspire burns calories as the ingredients in it create a thermogenic reaction in your body which acts to increase your metabolism. The drink was tested at Leeds Metropolitan University. A group of volunteers of differing ages and weight ranges drank a can of Aspire then three hours later the average number of calories burnt was measured . I am not sure how they measured this but they found the average calories burnt was 209 kCals . I wasn’t able to measure this for myself but I did however notice that the drink did suppress my appetite. After drinking I did not get hungry at the time I would normally be craving a snack.
It is worth noting that each can of Aspire only contains 5 calories. Each can does contain natural caffeines, the equivalent of a standard sized cup of coffee. I did not notice the caffeine the way I would in some energy drinks that are on the market today. It is recommended that you drink no more than four cans a day, possibly a can in the morning to get your metabolism going and a can with a healthy lunch to keep you on the go. As a drink it can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, I found that drinking it cold over ice cubes was really nice.
At RRP £1.75 for 250ml it is expensive. I would be tempted to use this while I am at work as I do not get much exercise during the day. I would hope that it would help me to lose some weight but without trying it for a longer period I am not sure. It is a nice refreshing change from diet coke and it definitely stopped me reaching for the chocolate snacks.
For more information: http://aspiredrink.co.uk/
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