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We offer more than 700 beverage options in the U.S. and Canada, including sparkling beverages, water and water beverages, juices and juice beverages, sports drinks, teas and energy drinks to help you make the choices that fit your lifestyle. If you want to reduce your calories, we offer more than 200 low- and no-calorie options, as well as full-calorie options in smaller portion sizes, such as 90-calorie mini cans of Coca-Cola and Sprite.
We offer more than 200 low- and no-calorie beverages in the U.S. and Canada. Examples include Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite Zero, Fanta Zero, Fresca, Seagram’s Sparkling Seltzer Water, DASANI, smartwater, vitaminwater zero, POWERADE ZERO and Minute Maid Light Lemonade – to name a few. We also offer smaller portion sizes of our full-calorie drinks, including 90-calorie mini cans of Coca-Cola and Sprite.
Diet Coke and Coke Zero are both popular, no-calorie alternatives to Coca-Cola. Each has its own distinctive flavor and a unique sweetener blend. Both are refreshing, calorie-free cola options – choosing a great tasting no-calorie option just depends on your preference!
The amount of caffeine, when present, in our sparkling beverages is relatively small – about 20-50 mg of caffeine per 12 fl oz serving. This is significantly less than the amount of caffeine in an equivalent serving of drip-style brewed coffee.
In the U.S., we show caffeine content on the labels of our soft drinks that contain caffeine. If you are looking for caffeine-free beverages, we offer a variety of options to choose from.
Coca-Cola Life is a reduced-calorie cola sweetened with cane sugar and stevia leaf extract. It is the newest addition to our trademark and has the great taste you would expect from The Coca‑Cola Company but with fewer calories. It contains 90 calories per 12 fl oz compared to 140-150 calories in 12 fl oz of leading colas.
This innovation underscores Coca-Cola’s continued commitment to offering delicious, high quality, refreshing beverages and choice. Coca-Cola Life is right at home in our broader portfolio and is positioned to provide people with simple yet sweet moments of refreshing uplift throughout the day. People have told us that they like the name and the distinctive color of the label. We wanted Coca-Cola Life to stand out on the shelf next to our other colas, and we’ve designed an eye-catching brand identity that does just that.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in the lining of cans used for food and beverages. An extremely small amount of BPA can be found in our aluminum cans. There is clear scientific agreement that there is no risk to public health from this amount of BPA. Regulatory agencies in the U.S. and many other countries have repeatedly stated that the BPA levels in food and beverage packaging are safe. We also sell beverages in PET plastic and glass, which don’t contain BPA. All our products and packages are safe. More on BPA.
PlantBottle PET packaging looks, feels and recycles the same way as traditional PET plastic. The difference is traditional PET plastic is made using fossil fuels while PlantBottle packages are made with up to 25% plant-based material – a renewable resource.
At Coca-Cola, we are helping make it easier for schools and parents to achieve their goals. In 2006, Coca-Cola, along with President Clinton, the American Beverage Association and its member companies, established the U.S. School Beverage Guidelines. Under the guidelines, Coca-Cola and other companies have voluntarily removed sparkling, regular beverages from primary and secondary schools. Together, we have reduced the calories our industry delivers to U.S. schools by 90% since the 2004-2005 school year.
We continue to take action in schools by evolving our beverage offerings to support the new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) interim rule. Our policy is to only offer the following, USDA-compliant beverages in primary and secondary schools:
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High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a caloric sweetener made from corn. It’s safe, has nearly the same number of calories per serving as table sugar (about 4 calories per gram) and is recognized the same way by the body once digested. Learn more.
HFCS is used as a sweetener in some foods and beverages (including soft drinks) because it tastes sweet like sugar, is easy to use in the food manufacturing process, and in the U.S. historically has cost substantially less than cane or beet sugar. HFCS and sugar have nearly the same proportion of fructose and glucose, which makes their sweetness nearly identical. They have the nearly same amount of calories (about 4 calories per gram) and are recognized the same way by the body once digested. Learn more.
Yes. Low and no-calorie sweeteners (sometimes called artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes) are safely enjoyed by people all over the world. The first was introduced more than a century ago. The U.S Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says you can safely enjoy a range of both full-calorie sweeteners and low- or no-calorie sweeteners as part of a sensible diet.
No. Low- and no-calorie sweeteners (sometimes called artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes) do not increase hunger or cause weight gain. Leading health organizations including the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and the U.S. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics agree that low- and no-calorie sweeteners can help with weight management, particularly when used consistently in place of full-calorie alternatives.
Yes. Aspartame is used safely in more than 6,000 foods and beverages around the world. It is one of the most thoroughly researched ingredients in use today, with more than 200 studies supporting its safety. Aspartame is safe for the general population, including children, people with diabetes, people trying to reduce their weight, and pregnant and nursing women.
The only exception, which is widely known, are those born with phenylketonuria (PKU). PKU is a rare genetic condition in which a person cannot break down phenylalanine, one of the components of aspartame. These individuals should therefore avoid aspartame.
No. More than 200 studies support the safety of aspartame, including studies showing that aspartame does not cause cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Cancer Society have stated that aspartame does not cause cancer.
Stevia is a plant in the chrysanthemum family native to Paraguay. Its leaf is a unique source of intense, natural sweetness. Sweeteners made from Stevia are safe, come from natural origins and have zero calories. In North America, we offer a number of beverages sweetened with stevia leaf extract in combination with natural sweeteners such as cane sugar as well as other low- and no-calorie sweeteners. Learn more.
Yes. Caffeine is safe, and it’s one of the most studied food and beverage ingredients in the world. Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada have found caffeine levels up to 400 mg per day to be safe for healthy adults. But some people can be sensitive to caffeine. If you are pregnant or nursing, trying to become pregnant, or have a medical condition that causes caffeine sensitivity, you should always consult your healthcare provider about foods and beverages with caffeine. If you are looking for caffeine-free beverages, we offer a variety of options to choose from. Learn more.
Yes. The caramel coloring used in our beverages has been evaluated for safety by agencies like the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives of the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. All of the ingredients we use are safe – we have an uncompromising commitment to product safety. More on caramel coloring.
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"Calorie Balance” is a balance between calories consumed and calories burned. Experts agree that to manage weight, it’s important to balance the calories you eat and drink with the calories you burn by maintaining a balanced diet combined with regular exercise.
How much soda a person consumes is very individual. Each person should make sensible choices that include a variety of foods and beverages to meet your individual nutrition and calorie needs – and keep in mind that all calories count when it comes to managing your weight, including those from regular soft drinks. Don’t forget, regular physical activity is essential for good health. Learn more.
Regular soft drinks have calories – and all calories count in managing your weight. But people eat and drink many different foods and beverages, so no one food or beverage alone is responsible for weight gain. Experts agree that all foods and beverages can have a place in a balanced diet combined with regular physical activity.
Yes. All of our beverages can be part of an active, healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular physical activity. We offer more than 700 beverage options in the U.S. and Canada including sparkling beverages, water and water beverages, juices and juice beverages, sports drinks, teas and energy drinks so you can make the choices that fit your lifestyle. When it comes to managing your weight, remember that all calories count, including those from our caloric beverages. If you’re looking to cut calories, we have more than 200 no- and low-calorie choices as well as portion-controlled, 90-calorie mini cans of popular beverages like Coca-Cola and Sprite.
The Coca-Cola Company Beverage Institute for Health and Wellness is a valued resource for the latest information and studies on the science, safety and benefits of beverages and their ingredients, as well as the importance of diet, nutrition and physical activity to health. The information is used by health professionals and people around the world. To learn more, visit www.beverageinstitute.org.
Yes, all beverages hydrate. Each of our sparkling beverages, with or without calories or caffeine, contains between 85% and 99% water, which makes them good sources of hydration. When choosing hydration options to fit your lifestyle, it’s important to keep in mind that all calories count in managing your weight, including those from caloric soft drinks. We offer soft drinks both with and without calories to meet your individual hydration and energy needs. Learn more.