Diet sodas are popular beverages all over the world, especially among people like you and I who strive to reduce their sugar or calorie intake. Diet sodas are made from carbonated water, artificial or natural sweeteners (aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, acesulfame-k or sucralose), colors, flavors and extra components like vitamins or caffeine. Even though most diet sodas contain zero or very few calories, research have found that diet sodas do not add any nutritional value to your diet and may cause weight gain as well as tooth enamel erosion.
Instead of drinking diet sodas, here’s some healthier options to consider:
• Water infused with fruits
• Black or herbal tea
Research on diet sodas has produced some conflicting evidence as it relates to a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight. However, one thing that is certain, diet sodas do not add any nutritional value to your diet, may cause weight gain in the process and tooth enamel erosion as well. So, in the future, choose a healthier beverage to consume that promotes healthy living.