NHS36: The FDA Proved that Aspartame is Poison!28.02.2013
by Life Enthusiast Staff
There is no such thing as good sugar.
The worst of it are the artificial sweeteners, but high fructose corn syrup is quite damaging as well. Even refined beet or cane sugar is no friend.
There have been some attempts to make the more "natural" sugars seem healthy, and compared to some, they may be slightly better. These "natural" sugars include turbinado cane sugar as well as maple and agave syrups - they are nicer, because they can be slow cooked to evaporate most of the liquid. All of the above are either toxic, or high glycemic index foods that should be used very sparingly as condiments. Not 9 or 12 teaspoons at a time as found in a can of cola.
And then there is stevia, either in concentrate, or the whole leaves - probably your best choice.
One Healthy, Sweet Alternative...
Here is a good alternative: fructo-oligo-saccharides known as inulin that you can add to cereals or drinks. Agave Powder is a natural sweetener (with a low glycemic index), a source of Inulin. It is the leftover from the manufacture of Tequila. This "super fiber" has a neutral, clean flavor and many nutritional properties to add to your diet. It's used increasingly in foods, because it has unusual nutritional characteristics.
Aspartame Goes by Many Names
You may know it under its new name, AminoSweet or NutraSweet. It's everywhere, in chewing gum, yogurt, cereals, and of course in soda drinks and ice cream.
Aspartame is a sweetener made from amino acids that can change levels of chemicals in your brain, affecting your behavior. Scientific testing to establish aspartame's safety prior to FDA approval resulted in:
- menstrual irregularities
- general swelling
- brain tumors and grand mal seizures
- multiple sclerosis.
When exposed to heat, aspartame breaks down into toxic methyl alcohol. This may occur even at temperatures reached by diet sodas during regular storage.
Aspartame can be found on the ingredients list in the following products:
- soft drinks
- over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs (often called "inactive ingredients")
- supplements (vitamins and herbs)
- yogurt, milk drinks and milk shakes
- chewing gum, candy, breath mints
- cereals and instant breakfasts
- beverages (instant teas and coffees, cocoa, juice)
- gelatin desserts, frozen desserts and whipped toppings
- tabletop sweeteners
- wine coolers.
Please Read Labels Carefully!
Many people make the mistake of not checking labels carefully and continue to poison themselves. In addition, many people do not realize that their children may be given aspartame or other artificial sweetener-containing foods or drugs at school, without their knowledge. Talk to the school staff to assure that this does not happen.
In some countries such as Australia, the word "aspartame" may not appear on the label, but the phrase "Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine" appears instead.
Many people find it much easier to avoid toxic sweeteners by shopping at the local, large health food store when possible. Many health food stores have banned artificial sweeteners (especially aspartame) for obvious reasons.
But it is still important to check labels as some health food stores are unknowingly selling aspartame, acesulfame-k, and sucralose!
Take the 60 Day Aspartame Test...
Give up all aspartame for 60 days and note the changes in your health. If you consume a lot of this poison, you will notice changes within a few days. I expect that you will be pleasantly surprised.
To your health!