Which Diet Sodas Do Not Contain Aspartame?

Aspartame is one of the most commonly used sweeteners, widely used in food and beverages for its low calories and its sweeter-than-sugar flavor. This artificial sweeter consists of amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine, and is 200 times sweeter than sugar. Aspartame may be linked to the development of cancer in laboratory testings, particularly lymphomas and leukemia. In light of the recent research supporting the dangerous effects of aspartame, many diet sodas are made without aspartame, and are sweetened with more healthful alternatives.

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Hansen's Natural Sodas

Diet Hansen's Soda is a more healthful diet alternative to consuming an aspartame-sweetened drink. According to the producers of Diet Hansen's Soda, the drinks are sugar-free, aspartame-free, and contain zero carbs. Rather than sweetening their drinks with potentially dangerous aspartame, the makers of Diet Hansen's Soda sweetened their beverage with the calorie-free sweetener Splenda. Diet Hansen's Soda is available in a variety of flavors, from strawberry kiwi to root beer, with one to fit every taste.

Diet Rite Soda

The makers of Diet Rite soda stress the importance of great taste without the sacrifices. The company produces zero calorie, zero carb, zero caffeine, aspartame-free sodas so anyone can enjoy the taste of a diet soda without setting back their diet. The Diet Rite sodas are sweetened with the sugar replacement Splenda, and come in a variety of flavors.

Diet Coke Sweetened with Splenda

In 2005, Coca-Cola company launched a version of their popular drink, Diet Coke, sweetened with Splenda rather than aspartame. The new aspartame-free version of Diet Coke with Splenda is available alongside the original version of Diet Coke, and is an addition to the Diet Coke line produced by the Coca-Cola company. The Diet Coke with Splenda bottle contains yellow designs with Splenda written right below the Coke label to help consumers when it comes to spotting the aspartame-free version of Diet Coke.

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