Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pepsi Special: fat-blocking soda released in Japan

Pepsi Special: fat-blocking soda released in Japan

In the footsteps of the Weight Loss Pill, get ready for the next wave of ridiculousness - drinking soda to lose weight.

pepsi special weight loss soda

It sounds so simple - add Dextrin to the ingredient list, drink boatloads of yumma soda, and watch your fat get "flushed" away.

I'll hold final judgement until I read more about it, but my gut feeling is to call shenanigans - no way this actually makes you healthier. Generally, consuming man-made ingredients is NOT a step in the direction towards health. (in addition to however many calories are in a bottle of Pepsi Special.)

Look for an update or a follow-up post in the months ahead...

More Information Fat-blocking Pepsi a slimming soda in Japan

Time Magazine: Pepsi's Fat-Fighting Soda: Too Good to Be True?

Global Healing Center: Benefits of Dextrin What is Wheat Dextrin

Fortunately it's only available in Japan at this time. So while the rest of the world is waiting to drink their way to soda-slim, let's stick with the old stand-by advice of eating moderate portions of foods with as few man-made ingredients as possible, and trying not to drink our calories.

-Chris Butterworth