Thursday, April 15, 2010
Aspartame is a highly highly controversial topic at the moment. Many people know aspartame is bad for human consumption but because scientific evidence does not fully support this notion, people continue to consume it. Aspartame is a sugar sweetener and is found in numerous food products today.
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration), are the people who control what goes into your food, what levels are acceptable etc. They have just issued a statement saying aspartame is safe for consumption. They claim that they reviewed numerous studies and research on aspartame and states there is no evidence that non-nutritive sweetener causes cancer, neurological damage or other health problems in humans.
When aspartame is digested it breaks down into the amino acids phenylalanine and aspartic acid, plus methanol. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a known poison. Methanol is also found in fruit juices, and our regulatory agencies have seized upon this fact to assure us that the methanol by-product of aspartame is not harmful. They fail to point out that the methanol content of diet soft drinks is 15 to 100 times higher than that of fruit juices. In any event, the safety level has never been determined.
Aspartame is a neurotoxin. It over stimulates the brain neurons to the point of killing them. It has been associated with over 90 side effects.
Aspartame may cause: rashes, neurological diseases, muscle pains, diabetes, headaches, dizziness, numbing of extremities, seizures, emotional disorders, hypertension, depression and birth defects, along with many more.
On the European Common Market, aspartame is banned in all children's food products. Why is it not like this any where else? Because of Monsanto- which owns the NutraSweet company which manufactures aspartame. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation caught them red handed and aired a program where Monsanto was trying to bribe Canadian Doctors at Health Canada. There are also known for paying the FDA, American Medical Association, The Diabetic Association.
Even though nothing has been "proven" doesn't mean it is safe for consumption. It probably wont ever be proven because the manufacturing companies are earning 2 much money and can pay every off. It wont be until something incredibly life threatening will they take it off the market. You are entitled to your own thoughts on this topic. Please do further research and educate yourself on this topic. The word "artificial" sweetener should give it away. Our body isn't designed to metabolize chemicals. Aspartame is humans trying to out smart mother nature. It doesn't work, it just makes people sicker. Please do your best to avoid aspartame.


Anonymous said...

Whats your back ground in fitness? Fitness programming? Weight loss etc?

It seems like you know alot about this sort of stuff.

Katie said...

I don't have any degrees in personal training or weight loss. I just love researching about it. Its become a passion for me. I am studying to be a registered nurse.
I used to be a competitive swimmer, that kept me fit when I was younger but I have stopped that now and gotta look at other ways of staying lean and healthy.

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