Diet varieties of popular soft drink brands do not contain sugar. There could therefore be an argument to support the view that it is better to consume diet versions of drinks if you have diabetes just to reduce the sugar load.

Dentists may question this logic, why would you want to regularly consume a drink that acts like a tooth corrosive? Nutritionists may question the sense in this as well, do you want to consume something that profoundly alters your perception of taste? And what of your appetite? The subject of food cravings is a complex and interesting one that often has within its core argument an association with sugar dependency.

Developing a ‘sweet tooth’ following any consistently regular ingestion of insanely sweet artificial sweeteners may turn you away from more natural wholesome foods. You will simply find the latter foods too bitter or unpalatable for your newly acquired taste.

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