Why the zero calorie coke?

@prinzcy (18094)
Malaysia
February 22, 2021 12:30am CST
I got a can from my combo meal. Honestly, not a fan of soft drink. So we'll see when I would drink this. But it makes me wonder, does it really healthy to drink zero calorie coke. It said it's sugar free, but it still soft drink, right? Won't there be side effect from drinking this?
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@rakski (79719)
• Philippines
22 Feb
I do not drink soft drinks anymore for more than 2 years now
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@prinzcy (18094)
• Malaysia
22 Feb
I still consume them from time to time. Sometimes use in cooking.
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@DaddyEvil (33120)
• United States
22 Feb
@prinzcy Cooking with soft drinks looks like it might be okay. Here are some suggestions I found for that.
×Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. AllImagesVideosShopping Maps News Books Search tools Any timeAll results21 Ways to Cook with Soda21 Recipes For Cooking With Soda Pop - Food.comwww.food.com › ideas › 21-ways-to-cook-with-s
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@prinzcy (18094)
• Malaysia
22 Feb
@DaddyEvil the recipe that I try the most is chicken coca cola. I love the caramel taste of it.
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@msdivkar (20825)
• India
22 Feb
Sugar substitute may not be as bad as sugar for health so taking sugar free drinks may not be that bad.
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@prinzcy (18094)
• Malaysia
22 Feb
I always assume soft drink is not good for our body.
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@msdivkar (20825)
• India
22 Feb
@prinzcy I agree with you. Just a thought that soft drink without sugar may be okay.
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@May2k8 (14190)
• Indonesia
22 Feb
I rarely drink soft drinks, so whether that has an effect I'm not sure.
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@prinzcy (18094)
• Malaysia
22 Feb
I'm pretty curious too.
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@jstory07 (100916)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Feb
I do not like the taste of zero calorie drinks. I do not drink any caffeine drinks either.
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@prinzcy (18094)
• Malaysia
22 Feb
I drink caffeine though, especially coffee. So you don't drink coffee, tea and cocoa?
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@jstory07 (100916)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Feb
@prinzcy Nothing with caffeine in it.
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@stephcjh (33549)
• United States
22 Feb
I drink soft drinks but I really do not think any of them are actually healthy when it comes to their content or lack of. Not sure of the actual side effects.
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@prinzcy (18094)
• Malaysia
22 Feb
The nutritional information showed that it got nothing but 26mg of sodium.
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@stephcjh (33549)
• United States
22 Feb
@prinzcy Oh my. That seems to be just as bad as if it had some sugar in it, to me.
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@LadyDuck (325902)
• Switzerland
22 Feb
Zero calories drinks are not healthy. A study found a link between artificially sweetened beverages and an increased risk of heart disease.
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@prinzcy (18094)
• Malaysia
22 Feb
My new boss is really fond of this drink. I always see it on his desk.
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@LadyDuck (325902)
• Switzerland
22 Feb
@prinzcy It's because it has no calories that many drink that garbage.
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@Shavkat (104828)
• Philippines
22 Feb
I randomly drink soft drinks. They are still the same with carbonated content.
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@prinzcy (18094)
• Malaysia
22 Feb
Really? Maybe with less sugar I guess.
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@Shavkat (104828)
• Philippines
23 Feb
@prinzcy As much as possible, I do not want to consume it much to prevent from having diabetes mellitus.
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@DaddyEvil (33120)
• United States
22 Feb
Yes, there can be side effects. I looked that up for you and here is the link I found.
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-coke-zero-bad-for-you
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@prinzcy (18094)
• Malaysia
22 Feb
Thank you! But I couldn't open the site no matter how many time I tried.
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@DaddyEvil (33120)
• United States
22 Feb
@prinzcy I'll send a copy of the article via pm to you.
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@Bubba90 (568)
• Indonesia
22 Feb
Sufar free i think it's oke.
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@CarolDM (117022)
• Nashville, Tennessee
23 Feb
I don't drink soft drinks any more.
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@prinzcy (18094)
• Malaysia
23 Feb
I still do sometimes. Most of the times used it in cooking instead of directly drinking it.
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@CarolDM (117022)
• Nashville, Tennessee
23 Feb
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@DianneN (218660)
• United States
22 Feb
I quit drinking all sodas over 25 years ago. Sugar is bad and sugar free is just as bad.
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@prinzcy (18094)
• Malaysia
23 Feb
I still drink it from time to time. The zero calorie coke is not tasty tbh.
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@DianneN (218660)
• United States
23 Feb
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@Fleura (13877)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb
You're right, it isn't healthy. One can won't do much harm, but I wouldn't drink it regularly. I know some friends have had some strange side-effects from drinks like that.
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@prinzcy (18094)
• Malaysia
23 Feb
I know a girl that lost most of her teeth when I was young due to drinking soft drink. We're like 13 at the time.
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@Fleura (13877)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb
@prinzcy Oh how horrible for her. That was probably the sugar though. Without sugar you worry more about the other chemicals that are used instead.
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@db20747 (33397)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
23 Feb
This is something to think about. Too many sodas are not good
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@prinzcy (18094)
• Malaysia
23 Feb
They certainly aren't. Maybe it said zero calorie, but it still unhealthy.
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• China
23 Feb
Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and saccharin may affect blood vessels and eventually lead to stroke and dementia. As early as 2017, a study by the American Heart Association pointed out: "compared with people who drink artificial sweet drinks less than once a week, people who drink such drinks every day are three times more likely to suffer from stroke or dementia."
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