Contrary to what popular media would have you believe sweetener is actually extremely harmful to your body and brain. They would have you believe that due to the reduction in calories consumed, this would lead to weight loss and prevention of weight gain. Unfortunately, this is not the case as detailed studies have shown not to have any significant effect on body weight. In fact, aspartame (found in almost anything that says diet) may actually increase appetite.
Aspartame is composed of aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol.
Aspartic Acid: An amino acid with a chemical formula added to it. (HOOCCH(NH2)CH2COOH)
Phenylalanine: An amino acid with a chemical formula added to it. (C6H5CH2CH(NH2)COOH)
Methanol: Used in biodiesel, antifreeze and because of its toxic properties, methanol is frequently used as a denaturant additive for ethanol manufactured for industrial uses.
It was approved for use in 1981, despite the final recommendation of the FDA advisory panel on aspartame that no approval be granted until safety issues could be resolved. Richard Wurtman, M.D., the pioneer in the study of nutrition and the brain, cautioned the FDA that, based on his extensive research, aspartame could significantly affect mood and behavior and possibly alter brain chemistry.
Side effects of consuming aspartame:
Disturbances in nerve function
Weight gain and many, many more.
Some scientists refer to aspartame and msg as an excito toxin. It stimulates the cells (especially brain cells) to the point where they die.
The best alternative is Stevia. It’s a natural sweetener extracted from the Stevia rebaudiana plant and is used around the world for it’s incredible sweetening properties. Some studies have shown that it can lover blood pressure and even lower blood glucose levels.
Aspartame and Multiple Sclerosis:
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