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Diet Coke Nutrition and Sugar Facts

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author image William McCoy
Toronto-based journalist William McCoy has been writing since 1997, specializing in topics such as sports, nutrition and health. He serves as the Studio's sports and recreation section expert. McCoy is a journalism graduate of Ryerson University.
Diet Coke Nutrition and Sugar Facts
Diet Coke has no sugar or nutritional value. Photo Credit JByard/iStock/Getty Images

If you feel a craving for a can or bottle of soda but don't want to contend with the sugar rush you often experience upon consuming a sugary drink, you can enjoy a comparable beverage by choosing to drink Diet Coke. The two products taste similar but have a notable difference in the amount of sugar they contain.

A No-Sugar Alternative

Regardless of the size of can or bottle of Diet Coke you consume, the product doesn't contain any sugar. Likewise, Coca-Cola Zero also doesn't contain sugar. Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero are sweetened with aspartame. Coca-Cola, sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, contains 39 grams of sugar in a 12-fluid ounce serving and 65 grams of sugar in a 20-fluid ounce serving. Diet Coke also doesn't have any nutritional value. The product contains trace amounts of sodium and zero calories, fat, carbs and protein.

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