To make up for taking the sugar out, most sugar-free soft drinks add in artificial sweeteners, fruit concentrates or sugar alternatives. These may help to make the drinks taste better, but they certainly don’t do your body any favours.
Artificial sweeteners, like aspartame or acesulfame potassium (also known as ace-K, and often seen on ingredient labels as additive 951 or 950), have some nasty side effects and a not-so-pleasant aftertaste. No thank you!
But then natural alternatives, like fruit concentrates or natural sweeteners (maple syrup, honey, agave juice etc) can be just as bad for you. That’s because your body doesn’t know the difference between natural sugar and table sugar. So, they spike your blood sugar, giving you that almighty sugar high, followed by the big sugar crash.
Not us, though!
- are sugar-free and fructose-free
- contain nothing artificial
- contain no animal products (you’d be surprised at how some artificial flavours are made… ewww!)
So before switching out the sugary soft drink for a diet one, take a look at the label and be sure it’s a healthy alternative. Or better yet, go for a brand you can trust. Like Nexba, with no sugar and nothing artificial, just a really awesome taste.