Diet Soda vs. Regular Soda

By: Cassie Renier

Whats is the defined difference between regular soda and diet soda?

Diet Soda: (alternatively marketed as sugar-free or light) are typically sugar-free, artificially sweetened and non-alcoholic carbonated beverages

Regular Soda: carbonated water (originally made with sodium bicarbonate) drunk alone or with liquor or wine

Facts about Diet Sodas!

1.) Diet soda is the same as regular soda it just uses a different type of sweetener in its ingredients. Most commonly aspartame.

2.) Diet Soda also is said to give no significant insulin sparks making it a common recommended drink for diabetics.

3.) When drinking Diet Soda many consumers tend to drink more. It feels as though you are drinking nothing while regular soda often fills you up more

4.)Sodas with no-calorie sweeteners don’t directly add calories to your diet; they also may be better for your teeth, since bacteria can’t live on artificial sweeteners—they need sugars.

Cons of Regular Soda

1. It’s full of added sugars, usually in the form of high-fructose corn syrup. High intakes of added sugars are linked with high blood pressure and high triglyceride levels, risk factors for heart disease

2. One can of regular cola contains about 130 calories so it wont make or break your diet but to much can cause excessive weight gain

Pros of Regular soda

1. No artificial sugar substitutes

So which is better for you?

Only you can decide ! Its your decision based on the certain choices you are making personally in your life.