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Most Dangerous of Sweetners

If a product is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and composed of natural ingredients, would you assume it is safe to consume?

If the same product is an artificial sweetener, would you assume it helps control your weight?

Millions of people use aspartame, the artificial sweetener known as NutraSweet™, with these assumptions in mind.

Aspartame can be found in thousands of products such as:

  • instant breakfasts
  • breath mints
  • cereals
  • sugar-free chewing gum
  • cocoa mixes
  • coffee beverages
  • frozen desserts
  • gelatin desserts
  • juice beverages
  • laxatives
  • multivitamins
  • milk drinks
  • pharmaceuticals and supplements, including over-the-counter medicines
  • shake mixes
  • soft drinks
  • tabletop sweeteners
  • tea beverages
  • instant teas and coffees
  • topping mixes
  • wine coolers
  • yogurt

However, aspartame's tainted history of approval and potentially toxic ingredients cast serious doubt on the safety of this sugar substitute. Furthermore, aspartame may actually increase your appetite (Farber 52).

While the FDA approval may signal the green light for safe consumption, 85 percent of all complaints registered with the FDA are for adverse reactions to aspartame, including five reported deaths. A closer look at the unscientific studies, suspicious approval methods, and its harmful ingredients, reveal the hidden dangers of this artificial sweetener. In reality, aspartame poses a public health threat.

FURTHER READING   
— http://www.mercola.com/article/aspartame/hidden_dangers.htm

The Blog that started this  discussion:


Pamela Ida

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One thought on “Most Dangerous of Sweetners

  1. What is in my Nescafe Cappuccino ~
    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-maltodextrin.htm
    Not Sugar, but Maltodextrin..
    I had a 43bean spoon of instant coffee, one of sugar, & good serve of full cream milk..
    Took my B/P tablet this morning, with my oatmeal porradge & banana, did some mowing later, then a shower to clean up… followed by the coffee & homemade biscuit..
    Took my B/P twice, 2nd reading 111/65 ~ rediculous low…or is the machine gone bung?

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