Nutrition 1 MIN READ

A Sip in the Right Direction: Making Diet Coke Work with Glucose Management

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Soft drinks are a popular beverage choice for many, but they can harm your blood sugars. Diet Coke, in particular, has been marketed as a healthier alternative to regular soda due to its lack of added sugar. However, even diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners that can cause glucose levels to spike, leading to hyperglycemia.

Ways to Enjoy Diet Coke without Sugar Spike
• Mix diet cola with unsweetened iced tea or sparkling water to dilute the sweetness and lower the overall sugar content.
• Try limiting the amount of Diet Coca-Cola to avoid overloading your body with sugar substitutes.
• Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help balance your blood glucose levels.
• Pair Diet Coca-Cola with high-fibre foods and protein-rich snacks to slow down the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream.
• Read the labels and choose those with no added sugars and low-calorie options.

Zero calories do not mean zero sugar. The main culprit in soft drinks is free sugars, which quickly break down in the body and cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels. Diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners like aspartame, which can also trigger glucose spikes. You can still enjoy Diet Coke if you limit your intake and pair it with the right foods!

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