Interesting question, isn’t it? Many soda manufacturers promote the fact that this soda has 0 calories. So what? Does that mean people that drink 0 calorie colas are going to be ok? Studies show otherwise:
As we can see, advertising can not always be what it seems. I found a product review of Cola vs. Diet Cola that sums it up nicely:
Artificial is accused of being worse for you than natural. Guilty as charged. Although regular soda has more calories and carbohydrates, diet soda contains more caffeine and because it contains aspartame it can sometimes trigger seizures, dizziness, migraines, and other negative effects. A good alternative to both is water. If you can, try to limit sodas to special occasions.
Like the song says by the Wiggles, “Drink, Drink, Drink Water…it’s so good for you!”
Here’s another video that shows proof that yes, diet soda DOES increase the risk of obesity: