Sugar is the single worst enemy you can imagine to your diet as the higher your sugar intake, higher the chances of getting obese, heart diseases and diabetes. But often people do not think of changing their palate to appreciate the natural taste or sweetness present in fruits and vegetables but instead end up drinking zero calories Coke or using artificial sweeteners with abandon. Common sweeteners are aspartame, saccharin, sucralose, acesulfame and neotame. These chemicals are man made and might have long term side effects such as increase in triglycerides, diabetes, vascular disease based on studies conducted on diet soda drinkers. Why don't you reach out instead for a chilled glass of water or milk which is more nutritious?