THERE'S nothing better than the sound of a can of Diet Coke opening.

That first gulp is delicious, as the fizzy substance hits your taste buds and cruises down your throat. 

It's a refreshing treat, and for many people, drinking low calorie beverages can be a saviour - especially if you're trying to cut out sugar

But what really happens to your body when you drink them and should you incorporate it into your diet?

Low calorie sweeteners are used in place of sucrose, glucose and fructose and have an intense sweet flavour without the calories.

The acid attacks your teeth and experts say that this helps chip away at the enamel on the surface.

Artificial sweeteners included in the drink such as aspartame, trick your body into thinking it has just consumed sugar and needs to process it

Diet drinks are bad is "born out of the nutrition industry’s innate ability to ignore science and spread pseudoscientific pandemonium."