Is Diet Coke any better than regular?

Is Diet Coke any better than regular?

The main advantages of diet soda is that it doesn't cause tooth decay and it has little to no calories. … So, if you are trying to lose weight, diet soda may not be a good alternative to regular soda. Another issue researchers disagree on is the safety of artificial sugar substitutes.

How bad is Diet Coke for you?

The artificial sweeteners and other chemicals currently used in diet soda are safe for most people, and there's no credible evidence that these ingredients cause cancer. Some types of diet soda are even fortified with vitamins and minerals. But diet soda isn't a health drink or a silver bullet for weight loss.

How can you tell the difference between Coke and Diet Coke?

There are other ways to tell the difference between Coke and Diet Coke though. In an old Reddit thread, one user says, “Put a light coating of the drink around the outside of your mouth and let it dry for a few seconds. Your lips will stick together if it's real sugared coke.”

What is the sweetener in Diet Coke?

Instead of sugar, they are sweetened with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, acesulfame-k or sucralose. Almost every popular sugar-sweetened beverage on the market has a "light" or a "diet" version — Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Pepsi Max, Sprite Zero, etc.