Health Benefits of Japan-Limited Coca Cola Plus

Since the green tea PET bottle Iyemon Tokucha was introduced in 2013 by Suntory, over the last several years, various beverages with functional health benefits have come out one after another in Japan, which include Sunroy Kuro Oolong Tea and what I introduce here Coca Cola Plus.

Coca Cola Plus

Coca Cola Plus

As with Suntory’s Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea and Kuro Oolong Tea, the Coke variety released by Coca Cola Japan in 2017 and sold only in Japan, Coca Cola Plus has been designated by the Japanese government as “Tokuho (トクホ)”, or “Food for Specified Health Uses (FOSHU)”.

Health Benefits

Although Coke is associated with an unhealthy drink containing lots of sugar and caffeine and is often said to rot teeth, in addition to having no calories, the Japanese Tokuho beverage Coca-Cola Plus has a beneficial physiological effect.

Coca Cola Plus Ingredients and Nutrition Facts

Actually, the Japanese Coke contains 5 grams of the water-soluble dietary fiber “indigestible dextrin” per one bottle (470 ml), which helps suppress the absorption of fat taken from the meal and moderate the increase of neutral fat in blood after eating.

By the way, according to the nutrition facts label, this Coke contains 45 mg of caffeine per one bottle (470 ml).

Dose

If you want to see its benefits, you need to drink one bottle of Coca Cola Plus (470 ml) per day during a meal. 

Taste

Coca Cola Plus Japan's Tokuho Drink

Coca Cola Plus is a zero-calorie drink and has a sweet taste characteristic of sweetener, like the flavor of Coca Cola Zero. But it tastes pretty good and is less acidic than regular Coke, quite easy to drink.

Price and Where to Buy

Coca-Cola Plus is not only sold at supermarkets and drugstores around the country but the functional drink can also be bought from vending machines scattered around the city. It is available for 170 yen (about 1.6 USD) or so.

Tomo

Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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