Is Diet Coke as bad, or perhaps even worse than regular Coke?

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  1. Rachel Rodgers profile image59
    Rachel Rodgersposted 12 years ago

    Is Diet Coke as bad, or perhaps even worse than regular Coke?

    I drink Diet Coke all the time, and it doesn't seem to increase my appetite, although I have heard just the opposite. I have heard that it may be unhealthy and actually trigger weight gain, but am unaware of any statistics or support to this claim. I am also curious as to potential dangers of the artificial sweetener used in Diet Coke. Please help!

  2. jeafoy profile image60
    jeafoyposted 12 years ago

    I hear it's just as bad because I have also heard it triggers you wanting something sweet. I have also heard aspartame is harmful.

  3. Tony Flanigan profile image60
    Tony Flaniganposted 12 years ago

    Do some research on the sweetener used in diet Coke, Aspartame. It's scary stuff. Anyway, regular is just so much nicer...

  4. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    All of this stuff is bad for you.

    Water, juice, milk, coffee, tea:  good for you.  Soft drinks: Bad.

    It's incredible that people can't seem to understand that.

  5. somethingmagical profile image55
    somethingmagicalposted 12 years ago

    We clean our car battery with Coke.

    Just seeing that being done there is no way I could drink soda. And PCUNIX is totally right, It's all bad, doesn't matter if it is diet or regular.

  6. tjhooper profile image60
    tjhooperposted 12 years ago

    the reason people view diet sodas as bad is because of the aspartame. It is also used in rat poison.

  7. diabetesreporter profile image74
    diabetesreporterposted 12 years ago

    I don't think that there is a on-size-fits-all answer, necessarily. For example, I'm diabetic. As a diabetic, there is probably nothing worse for me than the high fructose corn syrup that is found in regular Coke (at least the formula that is used in North America. They stopped using real sugar decades ago to save money). Diet Coke has little to no effect on my blood glucose levels.

    The long-term effects of the artificial sweetener in Diet Coke is not very well researched, and the research that has been done is fairly controversial. I don't reallt care for the taste of it, honestly and try to avoid it. Sodas made with Splenda seem to taste much better to me.

    On the other hand, the dangers of long-term use of high fructose corn syrup are very well known. Among its worst side-effects is obesity, which I'm sure has killed a lot more Americans than artificial sweeteners have.

    As a Type 2 diabetic, I can have only have a limited amount of sugar or sweeteners in my diet. I try to avoid high fructose corn syrup entirely. If I do drink coke, I drink the kind that is bottled in Mexico and exported to the United States in glass bottles. In Mexico, Coca-Cola still uses real sugar in their formula, which is better for diabetics (or anyone, really) than high fructose corn syrup.

  8. personaltraining profile image46
    personaltrainingposted 12 years ago

    I'll tell you a story. I had a problem with my kitchen sink which kept getting clogged up. I tried a plunger, various chemicals that are supposed to take care of blocked drains... it just kept getting blocked again.

    Then one day i poured half a bottle of coke zero down it and I have never had a problem with it since. That was pretty close to a year ago now.

    I reckon that stuff can't be too great for your insides if it can unblock my drain better than stuff that's actually manufactured as drain cleaner.

  9. profile image0
    wademcmasterposted 12 years ago

    If you are looking to lose weight, artificial sugar can confuse your brain a bit (connection between tongue and stomach).  So drinking artificial sugar can decrease the metabolism.  But sugar will over load your energy if you have too much.  If you were drinking in small doses Id go the full sugar drink, otherwise Id opt for the no calorie drinks, but you're gonna have to work hard to keep your metabolism up ! (exercise, good eating, etc). Best to avoid altogether..-

  10. Craan profile image77
    Craanposted 12 years ago

    I don't understand how these diet and high fructose corn syrup soda companies are still in business! Maybe there is a secret ingredient in their formulas that makes you crave their product.
    The research in conclusive diet sodas and high sugar sodas cause degenerative disease. Can you imagine all the harm it has done to the general public's health over the past fifty years since they started t wicking their formulas with artificial ingredients?
    It is up to you to stop buying it all together to put them out of business! Your health and your children's healthy survival depends on you taking drastic measures to safeguard their livelihood.

  11. Supercellbaebe profile image59
    Supercellbaebeposted 11 years ago

    Yeah, diet sodas are a LOT worse.  They are far more acidic than regular sodas (which are bad enough!). 
    Drinking any diet soda can be compared to drinking battery acid, it is in truth, just as acidic as battery acid, do a pH test if you don't believe me!


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