Seriously, we have been accused of being sponsored by coca cola before by someone who didn’t like it when we said that it’s not that bad for you (there’s the cat out of the bag already).
Why something so insignificant as a can of juice can command such hatred and why it’s the cause of many a hot debate is….well, quite frankly, bizarre.
Anyway, let’s get into it – is diet coke bad for you?
Listen to some and they’ll have you running to the hills with fear. You may have heard:
– Diet coke causes cancer
– Diet coke tricks your body and turns on fat-storing-mode
– Diet coke depletes nutrients and makes you hungry
– It’s filled with chemicals therefore it’s pretty much poison
– Diet coke is the cause of all things evil, should be banned and how dare you, a nutritionist, say that it shouldn’t be outlawed
Now, before anyone gets even more worked-up and accuses us of saying it’s ‘healthy’ let’s get a few things straight.
We’re not pro diet coke. We’re not against it either. Context is key.
There are a lot of myths surrounding the drink that are simply just a load of nonsense. This article is going to clear the confusion. What does the evidence say about diet drinks?
Check out this article for more information.