We all like soft drinks and everyone has his or her favorite brand. Recently, there has been a buzz of the launch of a new “Sprite Zero” soft drink, containing nutritional ingredients, from Coca-Cola. Let us look at them in more detail in the following sections.
It is a soft drink with flavor of lemon-lime and utilizes artificial sweeteners to create soda, which is caffeine free as well as low on calorie. The soft drink has a crisp taste and does not have high sugar percentage, commonly found in other drinks. Some of the things that make Sprite Zero different are:
There are seven basic ingredients in this soft drink and their combination gives Sprite Zero its flavor and appearance. The soft drink gets its color and flavor from natural ingredients, carbonated water and citric acid, while potassium benzoate and potassium citrate work as preservatives, which protect taste of the drink. The artificial sweeteners used in the soft drink include acesulfame potassium and aspartame.
Sprite Zero as the name suggests is a soft drink with zero calories like carbohydrates, fats or proteins. Additionally, it also contains insignificant amounts of minerals, vitamins, calcium, vitamin C, fibers, iron, vitamin D and vitamin A.
The main ingredient found in Sprite Zero is the mineral known as sodium but still its percentage is very less in the drink. According to researchers, sodium is one of the important minerals, which assist in maintaining water balance within the body. In every twelve ounces of this soft drink, the sodium content is around thirty-five milligrams, which equals to about 1% of recommended daily intake value.
The good thing about Sprite Zero is that it gives you a sweet taste without using sugar and carbohydrates. The main artificial sweeteners used in this soft drink are aspartame and acesulfame potassium. The advantage of using these artificial sweeteners is that they are two hundred times sweeter in comparison to sugar but supply zero calories.
Things to keep in mind
We would like to mention here that people diagnosed with phenylketonuria must pay special attention. People suffering from this problem cannot break down phenylalanine, which is a form of amino acid. The treatment involves avoiding foods that contain phenylalanine and aspartame consists of phenylalanine, which means you cannot drink Sprite Zero if have this problem.
Sprite Zero has many nutritional benefits as compared to other soft drinks, and if you want to select one, then Sprite Zero should be your first choice.