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I’ve been reading the site for a few weeks now, and I don’t recall this topic being discussed. I understand the link between sugary drinks (fructose, sucrose, also, etc.) but what about “diet” or “sugar free” drinks?

I used to be a big Diet Coke drinker but after my last gout flare up 2 weeks ago, I have cut out ALL soda style drinks including Diet Coke, Sugar Free Monsters, and the like. The problem is, I used to like an occasional Captain Morgan and Diet Coke. Now that I’ve gone cold turkey in regards to soda drinks and almost all alcohol period, I’m just wondering if there is an actual problem with Diet Cokes or Sugar Free drinks in general. I’ve read the ingredients and besides caramel coloring and aspertame, it doesn’t appear there is anything in there that would trick the body.

Thanks in advance