By Dr. Mercola
Diet soda is often perceived as being “healthier” than regular soft drinks because it contains artificial sweeteners in lieu of sugar, and therefore has no calories.
Many conventional nutritionists will even go so far as to recommend diet soda as a sensible beverage choice.
Sugar, and particularly the sugar often used to sweeten regular soda, is clearly something you need to limit for optimal health… but, while I do not recommend you drink any soda, if given the choice, between regular soda and diet, the regular soda would likely be less damaging to your health. >