Only for sale in Japan: Coke with... added dietary fiber. 🇯🇵🙃 pic.twitter.com/41tCblRn9E— Stefan Friedli (@stfn42) April 21, 2017
Coca-Cola is a beloved beverage as well as an iconic brand, so it would be incredibly tempting to believe that the company had finally managed to make a healthy option, especially with new evidence coming to light that links diet soda to an increased risk of stroke and dementia. Unfortunately, Coke Plus, the company's newest product, which contains five grams of fiber, is not the nutritious solution of our dreams.
Coke Plus, the latest offering, contains "five grams of indigestible dextrin," also known as fiber. Fiber helps the body maintain good cholesterol levels and supports digestive health, so in that respect, the zero calorie drink is a little healthier, according to GrubStreet.
However, it's important to remember that Coke Plus is still a fully-sweetened soda and should be consumed in moderation.
Currently, Coke Plus is only available in Japan, so it remains to be seen whether it will become popular enough to reach the U.S.
Would you be brave enough to try a soda that contains fiber?
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