What’s more, two percent admit to drinking diet soft drinks in an attempt to reduce their sugar intake, but 36 percent agree that in the absence of sugar they are not entirely sure what is in no added sugar drinks to maintain their sweetness.
The study found:
- 14 percent (4,519,000) started drinking diet soft drinks to lead a healthier lifestyle but found it caused more problems than it solved
- 42 percent (21,297,000) drink low to zero calorie sugary drinks in an attempt to reduce their sugar intake
- 36 percent (17,319,000) agree that in the absence of sugar, they are not entirely sure what is in no added sugar drinks to maintain their sweetness
- 24 percent (12,131,000) agree that in a week they will drink between five to 10 low to zero calorie sugary drinks
- 30 percent (15,701,000) find water boring so they don’t drink it much.
Why fizzy drinks present hidden health risks
YouGov have revealed that, of the top 10 soft drinks consumed in the UK, eight are jam packed full of sugars and additives.
It comes as a study by JAMA Network Open revealed that drinks made with sucralose may stimulate appetite among some people.