Food for thought (pardon the pun...)
Sweetened products seem to be an obvious way to cut back on calories but is it a good idea? There does not seem to be a clear answer!
Nobody is going to claim that regularly drinking full-sugar pop is good for you with a 500ml bottle of cola containing around 200 calories. But a diet version can come in at just the one calorie. Simple logic would suggest that swapping a full sugar drink for a diet version cuts calories from your diet. And yet such drinks have a mixed reputation. There is public concern about some sweeteners and groups of scientists have argued that low-calorie sweeteners may lead to weight gain and increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. So do they have a place in our shopping baskets?