(NaturalNews) The controversy surrounding one of the world’s most popular artificial sweeteners, aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal), continues some 30 years after the chemical was rammed through the regulatory process by pharmaceutical interests, despite its well-documented dangers. And yet to this very day, many people are still unaware of the chemical sweetener’s sordid history, not to mention what aspartame is actually made from and how it affects the body and brain.
Here are a few pertinent facts to get your interest:
- Aspartame is converted by the body into formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical.
- Aspartame causes obesity and metabolic syndrome.
- Reagan-appointed FDA commissioner helped get aspartame approved despite evidence showing its toxicity.
- Aspartame is made from the feces of genetically-modified (GM) E. coli bacteria.
- Aspartame crosses the blood-brain barrier, potentially causing permanent brain damage.
Here are other products that contain aspartame
- Sugar-free ice cream
- Iced tea
- Jams and jellies
- Ice cream toppings
- Fruit spreads
- Sugar-free ketchup
- Sugar-free cookies
- Nutritional bars
- Non-carbonated diet soft drinks
- No sugar added pies
- Flavored water products
- Chewing gum
- Diet soda
- Hard candies
- Instant cocoa mix
- Flavored syrups
- Breath mints
- Carbonated soft drinks
- Meal replacements
- Powdered soft drinks
- Protein drinks
- Tabletop sweeteners
- Vegetable drinks
- Drinkable yogurt
- Fat-free yogurt
- Sugar-free chocolate syrup
- Sugar-free yogurt
Why you shouldn’t have it or anything containing aspartame
“Several weeks ago the Wrigley’s Corporation mailed me a sample of their latest product, X.Cite – “40 sugarfree crunch pearls in a resealable package”. Its on TV ads and supermarket checkout counters with Airwaves and Extra gum. The artificial sweetener, they all contain, aspartame, has been described as “a Pandora’s box of chameleon-like toxins and tumour agents that have 92 FDA (the US food regulatory body) acknowledged ways to ruin your life, death being one of them”.”
Read More: http://www.safefood.org.nz/diefordrink.php
A List of Foods Containing Aspartame
From diet drinks to sweet treats, aspartame is one of the most popular low-calorie sweeteners. Despite its presence in diet foods, aspartame is not calorie-free, it contains 4 calories per gram. Since aspartame is two hundred times sweeter than sugar, you only need a very small quantity of aspartame to create a sweet-tasting product
Read More: http://www.livestrong.com/article/389334-a-list-of-foods-containing-aspartame/