As a healthy version of Coke, Zero Series Coca-Cola has become an attractive drink for reducing sugar intake or controlling weight.
A can of 354ml zero-line Coca-Cola provides:
Sodium: 2% of Daily Value (DV)
Potassium: 2% of DV
From the above table, a can of traditional cola has about 35 grams of sugar. On the other hand, sweeteners are certified and approved for use as food additives. The sweetness can be tens to thousands of times stronger than that of sugar. Mixed use can make the sweetness more effective. The difference is that the sweetener is not absorbed by the body.
Artificial sweeteners and weight loss
In order to sweeten at zero calories, sweeteners are needed. There is conflicting evidence regarding the use of zero cola and other artificially sweetened beverages for weight control. More research is needed to understand the benefits and risks of weight loss drinks.
The acidic pH of diet soda and tooth decay
zero cola is associated with an increased risk of tooth enamel and tooth decay, although the effect is relatively small compared to other acidic beverages.
Zero Coke and Diabetes Risk
Although Coke Zero contains no sugar, its artificial sweetener is still controversial. Nevertheless, research on the effects of artificial sweeteners on diabetes risk is still mixed, and more research is needed to fully understand the possible links.
Other potential disadvantages
increase the risk of heart disease . An observational study found that among women without a history of heart disease, there was an association between artificially sweetened beverages and an increased risk of heart disease.
The risk of kidney disease increases . The high phosphorus content in soda can cause kidney damage. A study pointed out that people who drink 7 glasses of weight-loss soda a week have doubled their risk of kidney disease.
May change your gut microbiome . Many studies have shown that artificial sweetened beverages can change the intestinal microbiome, leading to poor blood sugar control.
May increase the risk of osteoporosis . A study found that daily intake of cola can reduce bone mineral density by 3.7-5.4%. Similar results were also found for people who drank weight-loss cola drinks.