When it comes to Coca Cola or Diet Coke is there a lesser of two evils?
- Containing no sugar and no calories, diet Coke has long been considered the better choice for those watching their waistline
- The lack of sugar is also better for your tooth enamel
- The artificial sweetener in diet Coke (aspartame) can contribute to weight gain by increasing sugar cravings (as the brain seeks out the ‘real stuff’)
- Increased chance of heart attack and stroke
- Psychologically, some people use their choice of diet Coke to validate other calorie-laden choices (Big Mac with diet Coke anyone?)
- In moderation, the calorie and sugar content in a can of coke will not necessarily cause irreparable harm
- The taste – some people simply love the way this drink tastes
- The sugar and acidity is bad for your teeth
- Coke can have a negative impact on fertility
- A diet high in sugar can contribute to diabetes and heart disease (and Coke is VERY high in sugar)
Both regular Coke and diet Coke have pros (not really) and cons.
Neither give you any nutritional benefit.