Must Be Healthy They Contain Zero Sugar?

Coke zero, Diet Fanta, Sprite Lite and other fizzy drinks which market themselves as containing zero calories must be healthy if they have nothing in them right? WRONG, these drinks are really bad for you and if they don't have sugar in them, they must be containing other ingredients which are harmful to you. The drink is still sweet, contains additives and sweeteners and therefore keeps you addicted to drinking these types of drinks.

What is better for you? A natural fruit smoothie with 200 calories which is packed full of antioxidants and health rewarding nutrients that is going to make you feel amazing. Or an artificial, sugary drink which offers you nothing, makes you feel bloated and is doing harm to your insides?

Still need help deciding whether to drop the fizzy drinks? Why not check out this short 2 minute video below and after seeing it, it should make your mind up for you.

About the Author

Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.


  • James

    Sorry Scott, but this is just a load of nonsense.
    Yes I agree that a pure fruit smoothie packed with antioxidants and vitamins and other desirable nutrients is healthier than a diet soda, but to say that a Diet Coke (for example) is harmful just because it contains sweeteners is misguided and not backed up by scientific research at all. There have not been any studies that conclusively link sweeteners such as aspartame (a common go-to for people looking to malign sweeteners) to any negative effects.
    The worst thing drinking diet sodas will do to you is probably rot your teeth if you do not take care of them well, but otherwise they are a perfectly reasonable part of a diet (certainly much better than the full sugar containing variants).

    For more information about the non-dangers of diet soft drinks I suggest you look here:

    they have a fair bit of information about the effects, or lack thereof, of diet sodas.

    • Scott Riches
      March 11, 2014 Scott Riches

      No need to apologise James. Each to their own view but the fact remains a fruit smoothie is better for you than a diet coke. The post is to remind people that just because a fruit smoothie contains 200 calories it doesn't meant a diet coke which contains zero calories is better for you. Thanks for the link.

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