This is the first article in a never-ending series of shorter posts with information and nutrition facts about specific products in the context of a ketogenic diet. This is a must-read for anyone interested in a keto diet and doing it right.
Today, you will learn about drinking Diet Coke on a ketogenic diet. This is, after all, one of the most popular beverages among people who want to lose weight or are on most dieting programs.
But how is it with a ketogenic diet? Can you drink Diet Coke on keto? Is it a good idea? Will it help you achieve your goals? Let’s find this out.
Are you about to drink a can of Diet Coke? If yes, then stop and read this mini guide at first.
Below you will find the most important nutrition facts about Diet Coke. This information is also relevant for Coca-Cola Zero. The table shows only the most relevant data and facts that are especially interesting and useful in the context of a keto diet.
In most cases it’s caloric quantity and macronutrients. If some product or food is especially rich in some vitamins, minerals or microelements, the table will display its value as well.
Here you will find information and facts about how keto compliant Diet Coke is.
A Diet Coke is a keto friendly product because it has practically no calories, no carbs and no sugar. Its glycemic index (GI) is 0.
Some studies show that diet and zero drinks can still cause an insulin spike because of their sweet taste. However, most people agree that Diet Coke causes almost no metabolic response.
That’s why we can say that Diet Coke is technically OK for a keto diet. However, the biggest concern is with its possible adverse effects on health.
Here you will find information and facts about how healthy Diet Coke is.
Both Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero have no calories, no carbs and don’t spike insulin. However, they both taste very sweet and that’s thanks to the artificial sweeteners they contain (aspartame or/and acesulfame potassium).
The long-term effects of aspartame are not fully known. Current research on aspartame shows rather conflicting results (depending on who sponsored the research). Acesulfame potassium seems to be less evil but it still can be harmful in huge amounts (above 1g).
However, most people agree that Diet Coke or Coca-Cola Zero are not healthy in the long run and it’s not only because of the artificial sweeteners they contain but also their negative impact on stomach and the gut. After all, the full list of Coca-Cola ingredients is kept secret.
Whenever you’re about to grab a can of Diet Coke or Coca-Cola Zero, you have to choose between your diet (staying in ketosis) and your health (not poisoning yourself with artificial sweeteners).
Of course, nothing will happen if you drink a can of Diet Coke once in a while to avoid drinking a sugary beverage at a party. However, drinking it regularly as a replacement for sweetened drinks is a very bad idea.
Remember that a keto diet is about health. It’s not about chasing ketones and maintaining ketosis at all costs (even at the cost of your health).
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