Many of us have ditched our favorite sugary drinks for their diet alternative in a bid to boost our health and keep off the pounds.
But it seems that diet drinks can be just as bad for you, according to a study.
Scientists found drinking just two glasses of diet drinks a day more than doubles the risk of developing diabetes.
A team from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden studied 2,874 adults who had completed a year-long diary about their intake of drinks.
The study showed those who had two or more sweetened drinks a day were 2.4 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
This included sugary beverages and artificially sweetened ones, such as Diet Coke or sugar free cordials.
Having five or more sugar-free drinks a day increased the risk by 4.5 times.
They believe that calorie-free drinks make us feel hungrier, prompting us to crave sugar-laden snacks.
And they also suspect that artificial sweeteners interfere with the bacteria in our gut - which may trigger diabetes.