Coke Zero contains acesulfame potassium, a sweetener, and potassium citrate, a common soft drink additive, while Diet Coke doesn't contain either of those ingredients, and appears to rely on aspartame for sweetening. ...
The key difference between the two drinks is in the proportions of these ingredients, giving each has a slightly different flavour profile. There is a little difference in nutrient content: both provide less than 4kJ energy (nothing) and have less than 40mg sodium per 250ml (1 cup).
Coke Zero does not add nutritional value to your diet, and the long-term effects of drinking diet sodas are still unclear. If you want to reduce your sugar or regular soda intake, opt for healthier, low-sugar drinks like herbal tea, fruit-infused water, and black coffee — and leave Coke Zero on the shelf.
You see, in a statement on their website , the brand explains the difference between the two much-loved cans. It reads: "Both drinks are sugar free and calorie free. "Coca-Cola Zero Sugar looks and tastes more like Coca-Cola Classic, while Diet Coke has a different blend of flavours which gives it a lighter taste."
We sweeten Coke Zero Sugar in our bottles and cans with a blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium (or Ace-K). Together, they create a great taste with zero sugar and zero calories. Yes. Diet Coke in our bottles and cans is sweetened with aspartame.
A growing body of evidence suggests that diet soda consumption correlates with an increased risk of a wide range of medical conditions, notably: heart conditions, such as heart attack and high blood pressure. metabolic issues, including diabetes and obesity. brain conditions, such as dementia and stroke.
Regular sodas are full of calories, 140 per can and up. Diet sodas have zero calories. So it seems logical that replacing one with the other should help you lose weight, or at least stay the same weight. But no--several studies have proved conclusively that drinking diet soda is associated with weight gain.