No-calorie or low-calorie sugar alternatives tend to be hundreds to thousands of times sweeter than regular sugar, but they don't raise blood sugar levels. The diet has its own flavor, while Zero tries to more closely mimic sugary beverages, so people who want that sugar flavor tend to prefer Zero. A more immediate unpleasant effect of consuming sugar alcohols, a type of low-calorie sugar substitute, are gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Whatever your reason for wanting a Coca-Cola, sugar-free shouldn't mean having fewer options.
It contains no calories or sugar and, at the same time, it provides the characteristic flavor of Coca-Cola, making it an attractive drink for those trying to reduce their sugar intake or control their weight. Healthy people may experience mild gas or bloating after eating foods sweetened with sugar alcohols, but if you have a gastrointestinal condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome, or eat a large amount of something sweetened with sugar alcohols, you may have more extreme symptoms. Both Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar allow you to enjoy your favorite soft drink without the sugar or calories contained in Coca-Cola Classic.