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Avoid Aspartame At All Costs

Following on from our saccharin piece after "Trust me I'm a Doctor" we thought we should look at the even worse sweetener, aspartame.

It's one of five man made sweeteners (aspartame, acesulfame K, neotame, saccharin and sucralose). We believe VERY strongly that all five should ALL be avoided at all costs. And this is especially true with the new Dementia and stroke risk that was alerted in April 2017.


Side Effects

In fact, it's amazing really that it remains on the market. A staggering 75% of adverse reactions to foods in America are attributed to aspartame. And the full list of 90 side effects are really quite shocking including headaches, dizziness, muscle spasms, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, vertigo and numbness. And many report their pre-existing health conditions are made much worse by this substance.

If a health supplement caused so many serious health issues you can be sure it would be removed from the market. Yet aspartame remains.

And you will find it quite literally everywhere when you start looking closely.  Many processed foods contain it.   And If it says "diet" or "sugar free" and often even "low fat" (low fat is fattening by the way!) you can be fairly sure you will see aspartame in the ingredients. 


Don't Trust the Slimming Salesmen

These products are very skillfully positioned to be "healthier" by clever marketers with multi billion pound budgets. So please don't feel silly to be duped by it.  They use science and emotive persuasion.  But we urge you to choose real food always. And never EVER drink diet drinks.  They will NOT make you slimmer.  And they are potentially very dangerous.  Learning to love real, healthy, tasty, nutritious food is the answer, we promise you it only works. You may also like to read Ditch the Diet Drinks.


Natural? Pull the Other one!

They like to say asapartame is natural because its made from aspartic acid and phenylalanine which are naturally occurring amino acids. It could not be more far from the truth. just look at the patent, does this look "natural" to you?

"The artificial sweetener aspartame, a dipeptide with the formula Asp-Phe-me, is produced using a cloned micrcorganism [sic]. A DNA which codes for a large stable peptide comprised of the repeating amino acid sequence (Asp-Phe) n is inserted into a cloning vehicle which in turn is introduced into a suitable host microorganism. The host microorganism is cultured and the large peptide containing the repeating Asp-Phe sequence is harvested therefrom. The free carboxyl group of the large peptide is benzylated and then hydrolysed to benzyl Asp-Phe dipeptides. This dipeptide is methylated and then debenzylated to form aspartame."

Manufacturing methods aside, it is the case that too much of anything is never a good thing.  And it is well documented that too much aspartic acid and phenylalanine in this adulterated form in the human body in itself has very serious health risks. This is especially the case for children, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with ongoing health conditions.


Real Advice

We close by simply saying again - PLEASE AVOID ASPARTAME AT ALL COSTS.

And if you need any real health advice about being healthier naturally including slimming, please contact us, we are always here to help you.

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