This week, a freshly revamped Diet Pepsi—with the phrase “now aspartame free” on its silver label—will hit supermarket shelves nationwide. PepsiCo ditched the controversial sweetener aspartame in response to consumer demand, replacing it with sucralose, known by the brand name Splenda, and acesulfame potassium, or ace-K, both sweeteners thought to be safer. A study last year by the American Cancer Society did not find a link. Other artificial sweeteners—including ace-K and sucralose both of which are in the newly reformulated Diet Pepsi —may also pose a cancer risk, and there are safety questions about artificial colors, including the caramel coloring found in most sodas even some ginger ales, as well as certain emulsifiers. Before you spit out the diet cola swishing around your mouth right this second, the fact is that the cancer risk from food additives is likely pretty small, Lefferts says. And diet sodas are still likely a better choice than their full-sugar cousins. Though diet soda’s hardly healthy; check out this comparison of regular soda vs.
With or without aspartame, diet sodas are not the best option for those looking to become healthier or to lose weight. By Eat This, Not That! One reason why diet sodas should not be consumed frequently is because they can actually feed a sugar addiction and make your body crave sugar. No question! I agree with you!
Janie on August 7, at am. Bob on September 8, at am. I just bought 3 packs of Diet Coke without aspartame, reluctantly. RC Cola products can be found all over the world in many different retail outlets. RTL on June 5, at pm. Try the Black Raspberry and don’t overdo it, since caffeine can dehydrate you, and you’ll never go back to Diet Coke again. That soda with the lime-green hue and other citrus-flavored bubbly pops won’t keep your insides fireproof, but brominated vegetable oil contains bromine which is also found in brominated flame retardants. Got it!