The Truth About Aspartame
Aspartame first came on the scene back in 1965 but was surrounded by so much controversy it took 16 years to be approved! That alone should tell us something. It was created to sweeten our foods without the calories of sugar. It is in most sugar-free foods. About 10,000 different products – soda, most diet drinks, cereal bars, frozen dinners, cookies, etc.
Aspartame is of particular concern because it contains phenylalanine 50%, aspartic acid 40% and methanol 10%. These are three well-recognized neurotoxins. As soon as it is consumed, the methanol then becomes wood alcohol and that in turn is digested as formaldehyde. Yes, that’s right, what we know to be embalming fluid. The body cannot process this so it has a cumulative effect. Over time we can only imagine the impact on our health. In addition, in combination with other food additives like artificial colors, artificial sweeteners can have a much more potent effect on nerve cells. Artificial sweeteners link to over 90 side effects. Headaches, blurred vision, anxiety attacks, gastrointestinal disorders, insomnia, and muscle cramps just to name a few.
Although we are using it not to gain weight, studies show that people who use artificial sweeteners are in fact gaining weight not losing it. Artificial sweeteners stimulate your appetite, increase carbohydrate cravings, and stimulate fat storage and weight gain.
For those of you who would like more information, I encourage you to go to
youtube.com and type in Dr. Mercola/aspartame. Dr. Mercola along with 3 other doctors discuss in detail how detrimental this is to our health. It is a three part video.