05.01.2017

Coca-Cola Is Adding Fiber to Coke. Does That Make It Healthy?

Coca-Cola Is Adding Fiber to Coke. Does That Make It Healthy?

When I heard about Coca-Cola Plus, a zero-calorie Coke with added fiber, I thought it was an April Fool’s joke I somehow missed. Especially when the company claimed this ridiculous product is meant for a "health-conscious consumer." No sugarcoating here: Adding fiber to soda of any kind, regular or diet, doesn’t make it healthy.

According to Coca-Cola, one Coke Plus a day—which is currently available only in Japan—can help "suppress fat absorption" and "moderate the levels of triglycerides in the blood." Even if a double-blind study comparing Coke Plus to a placebo supported these claims, I still wouldn’t recommend the soda.

For the complete story, visit Time.com/Health.