The dangerous artificial sweetener, aspartame, used commonly under the label NutraSweet is now being re-branded as AminoSweet. Watch out! This sweetener has an uncertain history.
Many people believe that artificial sweeteners are more healthy than all natural sugars or honey but don’t correlate to years of mounting evidence. Artificial sweeteners are created to taste sweeter with fewer calories, but over time this comes with an enormous cost to the consumer’s health.
Raw, natural sugars like honey are better for the body than artificial sweeteners.
Experience has taught us that anything artificially made in a laboratory is probably going to be difficult for the body to process and remove. This often causes serious health issues as well as weight gain because toxins found in the sweeteners or their metabolic by-products cannot be easily chelated or removed. This is especially true of foods labeled as diet or “sugar-free”.
Anything labeled as diet or “sugar-free” should typically be avoided at all costs.
- Instant breakfasts
- Pharmaceuticals, including over-the-counter medicines, cheap supplements
- Breath mints
- Shake mixes
- Soft drinks
- Sugar-free chewing gum
- Tabletop sweeteners
- Cocoa mixes
- Tea beverages
- Coffee beverages
- Instant teas and coffees
- Gelatin desserts
- Topping mixes
- Juice beverages
- Wine coolers
- Milk drinks
The list provided by Dr. Mercola.
Although considered safe by the FDA, aspartame is banned in some European and Asian countries. The FDA has reviewed studies that relate aspartame use to serious health issues but claim the studies are not complete and prove nothing.
According to Dr. Mercola, the effects of aspartame use include birth defects, cancer (brain cancer, diabetes, emotional disorders, and/or epilepsy and seizures. Often, these problems occur over a long period of aspartame use. For example, by drinking a diet soda each day over years of time. It is hard to link aspartame consumption to these health issues because many consumers do not connect artificial sweetener intake with health conditions that creep up over an extended period.
However, aspartame consumption is toxic and very likely dangerous. Needless to say, aspartame has a long, interesting history.
The dangerous history of aspartame and why it is still considered safe is all explained in the video below!
It is not uncommon for the government to cover up something for the benefit of corporations. They may never do something about the dangers of aspartame, but we can.
Check the ingredients list of everything purchased for aspartame, NutraSweet, or AminoSweet. Better yet, just don’t buy anything that is artificially made or preserved. This is the best way to ensure only good, healthy stuff is getting into the body.