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Apr 212015
 

 

Type “aspartame” into YouTube. What do you see? A long list of videos exposing the dangers of this supposedly safe sweetener. The fact that the entire results page is filled with these should be enough to make people question what it actually is they’re putting into their coffee.

 

 

Aspartame is made up from methanol, phenylalanine and aspartic acid. Let’s just quickly run through these.

Methanol:

A poisonous and flammable liquid. It is mainly used for making formaldehyde, paint strippers, cleaning your car’s engine or as an additive to gasoline. I don’t think I need to elaborate too much on this one, do I?

Phenylalanine:

An amino acid. Yes, amino acids are essential for keeping good health, but not when you separate it from its protein chain.

Aspartic Acid:

An excitotoxin. Excitotoxins over-stimulate (or over-excite) nerve cells, usually in the brain or the motor and sensory nervous system. Unfortunately, this causes cells to die. They are literally excited to death.

Excitotoxins are also found in Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), but that’s another story.

 

Now, what’s even more suspicious is that these excitotoxins keep showing up in studies regarding degenerative nervous system diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s, Huntington’s, etc.

 

According to physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, there are many symptoms, reactions and even the worsening of illnesses  which can occur from consumption:

  • Headaches / migraines
  • Irritability
  • Muscle spasms
  • Dizziness
  • Heart palpitations / tachycardia
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Seizures
  • Breathing difficulties / anxiety attacks
  • Vision problems / loss of hearing, taste
  • Memory loss
  • Joint pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain tumors
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Lymphoma
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Birth defects
  • Dementia / Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease

The list goes on.

 

Aspartame is very dangerous for your health and you should do your best to avoid it (and saccharin, too).

The main culprits are: table sweeteners, chewing gum, diet soda, flavoured water, some tomato sauce / ketchup, some cooking sauces, any “Sugar-Free” products (“Sugar-Free” basically being a code word for “contains artificial sweeteners”)

 

And if you’re still not convinced…

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) had originally banned aspartame – not once, but twice. The first, in the 1960’s, on the findings of three independent scientists who all claimed that “aspartame might induce brain tumors.” Then in 1981, the new FDA commissioner tried again to get the sweetener approved, resulting in a 3-2 vote in favour of maintaining the ban of aspartame. A sixth member was then asked to join the board, making the vote a tie at 3-3 and aspartame made its way onto the approved list, and has remained there ever since.
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