For those of you who think switching from the "real thing" to diet soda will help in losing weight; you are in for a rude awakening. More and more research is showing that not only will it not help but there is evidence that artificially sweetened diet beverages could actually cause you to gain weight.
“Americans drink 13.15 billion gallons of carbonated drinks every year” Marion Nestle. Most of these carbonated drinks are different types of soda, which when boiled down leaves behind a tar that causes things as stroke, obesity, and heart disease. They have been taught all of their lives that it’s okay to drink soda from advertisements on the television and magazines, or from people around them, but have been told to avoid alcohol whether in school health class, by family members, or by advertisements on the television, which in moderation can lower the risk of both heart disease and stroke. Both alcohol and soda can cause major health problems, however the strokes and obesity from soda consumption
To me Diet Coke is the a natural, sensible choice: if you 're after a soft-drink, why would you want to consume the full-sugar regular variety, when you can opt for the Diet version for practically the same taste, and other benefits, but with none of the calories?
There is a lot of High Fructose Corn Syrup, the sugar of choice, in regular sodas. People started finding out about how bad sugar is for them and how much sugar was really in their favorite every day drink. Everyone started turning against all of the soda companies and they had no choice but to come up with an alternative. So, instead of using natural sugar or High Fructose Corn Syrup in sodas, scientists invented artificial sweeteners, a way to keep the soda sweet yet contain no sugar. Artificial sweeteners like Aspartame that are added to diet soda are actually worse for us than the sugar that is in regular soda. This was proven by an Osteopathic Physician from the American Colledge of Nutrition who states, "While many of the artificial sweeteners have reportedly similar side effects, aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA" (Mercola).
Coca–Cola a leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of soft drink products. Coca–Cola was not always the sugary syrup soft drink most people know today. As a matter of fact, before 1886 Coca-Cola was made with alcohol and cocaine. Concocted by Dr. John Pemberton a pharmacist in Atlanta Georgia Coca-Cola was originally named Pemberton’s French Wine Coca. Dr. Pemberton marketed the drink as a cure all for mental and physical disorders and was sold from a soda fountain at his local drug store. A step ahead of prohibition, Dr. Pemberton replace the wine in his formula with a sugary syrup. The cocaine portion of Coca-Cola was removed before 1914 when cocaine was deemed illegal in the United States of America. Coca-Cola as we know today still contains coca but the narcotic portion of cocaine, it is removed. Today, Coca-Cola has expanded to over 200+ countries. From concerts to sport venues to local restaurants you are more than likely to come across a Coca-Cola product, Coca-Cola has had such an impact on society that it is given credit for how we portray Santa Clause today. Other credits should also be given to Coca-Cola like an increase in diabetes and other diseases.
Next, many consumers believe that drinking diet soda is healthier for you than drinking regular soda filled with sugar but studies are starting to show that artificial sweeteners may actually lead to diabetes. Mary Ann Yantis, PhD, RN, a nurse educator for Nursing Education Consultants and Kate Hunter, RD, LD (2010), a clinical dietitian at Adventist Medical Center reports (2010) that drinking more than one serving of diet soda per day can increase your risk of metabolic syndrome by more than 36%. Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors, which includes hypertension, abdominal obesity, hyperglycemia and hypertriglyceridemia. These risk factors increase a person’s risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. This same study also reports (2010) that one diet soda per day can increase a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more the 67%. This is possibly due to the fact that artificial sweeteners can be up to 13,000 times sweeter than sugar and this intense sweetness can be addictive thus creating cravings for more sweetness in order to feel satisfied. Yantis and Hunter (2010) point out that the sweet taste triggers the same dopamine signals that are also triggered by drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Craving for more intense artificial sweetness will result in consuming more calories, increase the likelihood of developing insulin resistance, and more than likely affect the glucose metabolism (Yantis & Hunter, 2010).
At Paoli high school there are many vending machines, but recently I have noticed that every vending machine has some kind of diet drink and no regular soda . let’s start at the basics. Here’s the ingredient list for coke “ Carbonated water,High Fructose Corn Syrup,Caramel Color, Phosphoric Acid,Natural Flavors,Caffeine”. Here’s the ingredient list for diet coke “Carbonated Water ,Caramel Color, Aspartame, Phosphoric Acid , Potassium benzoate (to protect Taste), Natural Flavors,Citric Acid, Caffeine”. I understand diet free soda fails to leave the residue on teeth that regular soda does. This is because diet soda gets its flavoring from artificial sweeteners , not natural sugar.
Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold in stores, restaurants, and vending machines throughout the world. It is produced by The Atlanta, Georgia, and is often referred to simply as Coke (a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company in the United States since March 27, 1944). Originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton, Coca-Cola was bought out by businessman As a Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.
Diet Coke is just as harmful as regular Coke, maybe even more. For example, the Diet Coke depletes nutrients and make you more hungry and thirsty to have more. In the info graphic created by “TheRenegadePharmacist.com” it states,”It will never quench your thirst as it dehydrates rather than hydrates your body.” The quote relates to the topic because when it dehydrates you, it makes you want to get more so you can become hydrated but you only get dehydrated from drinking it
Since 1982, Diet Coke had 14 different slogans that revolved mainly around taste and lifestyle. The slogan “Just for the taste of it!" was their start off in 1982, however it kept making it back in the years 1986, 1995, and is also their current tagline.
However, what was not mentioned was how the ingredients specifically contribute. When analyzing the key ingredients of Coke and Diet Coke, sugar and artificial sweetener, respectively, equal amounts of each product produces different levels of sweetness, with artificial sweeteners being over a hundred times sweeter than natural sugars.1 As a result, in order to produce a similar level of taste between the two soft drinks, a large amount of sugar is added into Coke, in comparison to no sugar, and a small amount of sweetener in Diet Coke. Thus contributing to a greater mass of Coke, and therefore a greater density, despite the equal volumes of both soft drinks.
Coca Cola is bestselling soft drink in the world. It has introduces various product like sports drink, water, juices, sparkling beverages and energy drinks. It has gone through several innovations from products to packaging. In May 1886 Coca Cola was invented by Dr. John Pemberton, a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia, registered trademark in US as Coke since 1944. Company sells its product at gas station, supermarket, vending machines and at most fast food restaurants like Mc Donald and Subway. Its widely availability has made its customer’s first choice leading to brand loyalty.
Coca Cola is a soft fizzy drink sold in every store throughout the world. It is produced by The Coca Cola Company of Atlanta in Georgia, and is often called as Coke.
- Not only producing Coke, Coca Cola own more than 500 brands in over 200 countries or territories in the beverage markets. They consider the customers’ needs and sell products for each group of people in each period of time. For instance, Coca Cola introduced Tab (1963) drinks to meet the needs of customers who are in the diet and then developed it into a new successful brand – Diet Coke (1982). Another example is that during the 1990s, the company responded to the growing consumer interest in healthy beverages by introducing several new non-carbonated beverage brands. These included Minute Maid Juices to Go, Powerade sports beverage, flavored tea Nestea (in a joint venture with Nestle), Fruitopia fruit drink and Dasani water, among others.