A video showing an experiment carried out by Home Science is doing rounds on social media. The video reveals the results of boiling two types of Coke, classic Coke and Coke Zero.
In the online experiment, a good amount of regular Coke is poured into a pan. After a few seconds, the drink starts boiling leaving a sticky mass of sugar remains once it is cooled down. On the other hand, when the same procedure is carried out with Coke Zero, only a small amount of caramelized sugar is left behind in the pan.
According to Coke, a classic drink contains 10.6 g of sugar per 100 ml. However, the diet version of the drink, which was launched in 2005, claimed to have absolutely zero sugar.
“We use a blend of low-calorie sweeteners and flavorings to make Coca-Cola Zero Sugar taste even more like Coca-Cola Classic,” said Coca-Cola Amatil.
However, this is not the first time when such a reminder has been sent out. Soda in general is heavily criticized by scientists. They claim that these drinks cause a death toll of 184,000 adults every year. These drinks tend to increase the risk of cancer and also raise the risk of heart disease. A study shows they can also lead to diabetes, can cause fatty liver disease and drinking just two cans per day could lead to liver damage. Soft drinks also have the ability to alter the protein levels in the brain, leading to hyperactivity.
So, the next time you decide to drink a glass of a sugar-filled drink, think twice.
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