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The Chemistry of Diet

Coke and
How It Affects the Body

Diet Coke
Popular calorie free soft drink
First appeared in 1982
Different variatons

Diet Coke vs. Regular Coke

Sweetened with
sweeteners ;
Tasted bland

Sweetened with sugar

made from high fructose
corn syrup

Less calories

Contain 140 calories

Less sweet

Tasted sweet

Taste stronger

Diet Coke vs. Regular Coke

Suited for those who

are wary of gaining
additional weight

Suited for those who

are not watching
their weight

Artificial sweeteners found in diet sodas have been

found to increase sugar cravings because its not a
natural source of sugar and the brain continues to
seek the real deal.
This can lead to increased eating and drinking
because your body isnt satisfied


H2CO3 -> Carbonated water

C18H9N Na2O8S2 -> Caramel Colour




1. Carbonated water can be made by yourself
2. Color is made by a carefully controlled
3. Presenting acids, alkalis, salt

The composition of diet coke

Carbonated tap water Whatever is in unfiltered mu-nicipal water is also

in your Coke. The carbonation that is added increases gastric secretions and
can make you flatulent.

Caramel food coloring, which is made from processing sugar at certain

temperatures. Ammonium sulfate ((NH4)2SO4) is then added. This chemical
has been known toincrease asthma attacks.

Aspartame (structure below) an artificial sweetener which is used for

diabetic people. This can cause se-riously negative impact on your body.

Phosphoric Acid(H3PO4) This causes skin and eye irritation, and can
interfere with your bodys ability to absorb calcium, causing osteoporosis.

Potassium Benzoate (C6H5COOK+, structure below) - Foods and soft drinks

that contain potassium benzoate.

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) - A can of soda contains around nine

teaspoons of sugar in the form of HFCS. HFCS is a form of sugar, and like any
sugar it should be limited.

Citric Acid This is preservative that is also used in the medical field for
preserving blood. In small doses it is fine, but in large doses it can eat away
at your stomach and esophageal lining.

Caffeine - Coca-Cola drinks, including Coca-Cola Classic and Diet Coke,

contain anywhere from 35 to 47 milligrams of caffeine in a single 12 oz.
(340.19 grams) serving, reports MayoClinic.com.

Citric acid

How Diet Coke is made

All impurities must be removed from the water that goes into the drink.
The impurities are removed through different processes, such as,
coagulation, filtration, and chlorination.

How Coca-Cola affects your body when

you drink it

An infographic created by British pharmacist Niraj Naik - based on research by

health writer Wade Meredith - shows the damage a 330 ml can of Coca-Cola can
do to the body within 1 hour of consumption.

According to Naik, the infographic is not only applicable to Coca-Cola, but to all
caffeinated fizzy drinks.

"Coke is not just high in high fructose corn syrup, but it is also packed with refined
salts and caffeine," writes Naik on his blog The Renegade Pharmacist. "Regular
consumption of these ingredients in the high quantities you find in Coke and other
processed foods and drinks, can lead to higher blood pressure, heart disease,
diabetes and obesity."
"However a small amount now and then won't do any major harm," he adds. "The key
is moderation."

In a press statement, a spokesperson for Coca-Cola says the beverage is "perfectly

safe to drink and can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet and lifestyle."

What Happens One Hour

After Drinking Diet Coke,
Coke Zero Or Any Other
Similar Diet Soda?

10 Reasons to Give Up Diet Soda

1. Bubble trouble
2. It confuses your body
3. It could lead to weight gain, not weight loss
4. It's associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes
5. It has no nutritional value
6. Its sweetener is linked to headaches
7. It'll ruin your smile over time
8. It makes drinking more dangerous
9. It may be bad for your bones
10.It may hurt your heart

5 Major Negative Side Effects Of

Drinking Diet Soda
1. Kidney Problems
2. Heart Attack And Stroke
3. Obesity
4. Cell Damage
5. Depression