Many of us prefer to choose a low calorie option instead of a high calorie option. Zero calories in a diet soda is better than 200 calories, right? It depends on your dietary needs and your faith – blind or not — in the spin set on scientific research. If your diet soda is sweetened with Aspartame you may be slowly killing yourself by swallows:
Aspartame, is the name for an artificial, non-carbohydrate sweetener.
It is marketed under a number of trademark names, such as [NutraSweet], Equal, and Canderel, and is an ingredient of approximately 6,000 consumer foods and beverages sold worldwide.
It is commonly used in diet soft drinks, and is often provided as a table condiment. It is also used in some brands of chewable vitamin supplements.
In the European Union, it is also known under the E number (additive code) E951. Aspartame is also one of the sugar substitutes used by diabetics. Nonetheless, aspartame has been a subject of a vigorous public controversy.