Pepsi unveiled a new fat blocking soda in its Japan market. “Pepsi Special,” contains dextrin, a fiber that allegedly helps reduce fat levels in the body.
The “Pepsi Special,” which goes on sale tomorrow, contains dextrin—a fiber that supposedly helps to reduce fat levels. While this is Pepsi’s first foray into “health food,” the company is no stranger to introducing weird flavors in Japan: Past Pepsi offerings include salty watermelon and strawberry and milk.
It’s a soluble fiber that absorbs water as it moves through our intestines. Although adding fiber to your daily diet is a good idea, it isn’t the greatest idea when combined with a sugary drink.
The Atlantic called adding fiber to soda and calling it healthy “insidious” because it could lead many people to drink more soda – and any health benefits from the added fiber would be negated.
As with everything, too much fiber isn’t good for you. 20 to 40 grams of fiber daily are an essential part of a healthy diet. Too much fiber can also cause digestive issues.
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