Coca Cola Life Ingredients
With obesity as a growing problem in our society, it is important to take time and think about what exactly we are putting in our bodies. Various sugary juices and soft drinks are some of the biggest contributors to obesity. Coca-cola has claimed that they are taking by recently signing and becoming part of Britains Government Responsibility Deal. This promotes people to have a healthier diet. In an effort to make a difference Coca-cola has created a new soda, Coca-Cola Life. Coca cola life uses different ingredients which helps reduce the drink to one third less calories and sugar than regular Coke.
Coca Cola Life made its debut in Argentina in June of 2013 and Chile in November of that year.
Even though it is a third less than regular coke, Coca-Cola Life still contains 22.1 grams of sugar which is 25% of an adults GDA. Granted, it is still a better choice than the 35 grams found in regular coke, but keep in mind that Diet Coke and Coke Zero both contain 0 calories. One must be reminded though that according to the World Health Organization (WHO) the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of sugar for adults is 25g per day.
What makes Coca-Cola Life Ingredients different than their other Cokes is that it is naturally sweetened from the combination of sugar and natural, zero calorie sweetener Stevia leaf extract. Stevia rebaudiana is a plant that is native to South America, specifically Paraguay. This extract has also been used in Pepsi Next, Sprite, and Glaceau vitamin water brands.
Life will be offered in various sizes such as the 330 ml can, 500 ml bottle, and 1.75L bottle. They will be using PlantBottles which have green labels and are made up of petroleum based material and 30% plant material, sugar and molasses, making it fully recyclable.
To drink or not to drink
Coca Cola Life ingredients are nothing new, but they give soft drink consumers another and can be drunk in a recycleable bottle! There is an argument saying it would make a bigger impact if Coca Cola were to just lower the amount of sugar that is found in their classic brand rather than create a whole new line. You can decide whether this is a marketing ploy or if Coca-Cola really do seem to care about your sugar intake.