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What is the difference between Diet Soda and Regular Soda?

Asked by B. Wright on Jul 22, 2019

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J. Pollock

J. Pollock
Science Professor, Los Angeles

Answered on Sep 04, 2019

In order to improve on their products and also meet the diverse needs and preferences of their customers, the soda companies have manufactured several kinds of the soda drinks. They have made several types of soda, such as fit, max, zero, diet, regular, and many more. But of all these product types, the most debates ones are the regular and diet sodas. The regular and diet sodas are basically the same but differ in the types of sweetener used in the ingredients.

Ordinary natural sugar, which is the high fructose corn syrup), is used as the sweetener in the regular soda ingredients. But in the diet soda, the sweetener ingredient is changed to an artificial sweetener, especially the aspartame. The remaining sodas use some other kind of sweeter such as acesulfame potassium and Splenda, making the to have some calories. People with diabetes actually prefer the diet soda because it does not cause spike in their insulin levels. Though the regular soda is said to be healthier than the diet soda because it does not contain artificial additives like the earlier one.

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R. Barnes

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R. Barnes
Analyst, PhD, Clinton

Answered on Aug 22, 2019

Regular soda is sweetened using high fructose corn syrup, and it contains a startling amount of sugar (nearly nine teaspoonfuls). Diet soda may be sugar-free, but it is artificially sweetened using aspartame, which provides an alternative to drinking a high-calorie beverage. Diet soda does not push up insulin levels inside the user.

Diet soda contains artificial sugars, which experts have concluded it is not a good idea to drink too much of this either. Among the various poisons in a diet soda, there is something called phosphoric acid, which is bound to extract calcium from our bones. Research also indicates that aspartame causes cancer.

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