As Europeans and Americans, citizens generally expect that the products they consume have the necessary health and medical checks. Indeed, we rely on the FDA (in the United States) and EU agencies to ensure that corporations do not adversely affect the way we live our lives.
Yoghurt, Diet Coke, fruit juices and sugar-free gums may make a large part of your daily food consumption. It should follow, then, that we should feel safe in eating these hard-to-avoid products. But did you know these products could cause headaches, brain tumours, alzheimer’s, epilepsy, fatigue and birth defects, among other diseases?
This is because all these food items contain aspartame, an artificial non-saccharide sweetner used as a sugar substitute in several foods and beverages. It is known by other names (which make the product seem completely innocent!) such as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure.
This blog makes no pretense about the position advocated: there is evidence to suggest that aspartame contributes to bad health. However, this position will be shown through an objective account of the available evidence. More than anything, this blog will merely inform the reader of the established facts so that they can make their own minds as to taking the risk.
I set up this blog to help inform others like me. I hope my campaign regarding aspartame will be successful after you read this. It is here to spread awareness about what aspartame is, which products use it, the content of the substance and the controversies and issues that surround it. This does not mean that the blog will be technical, in fact my aim is to make scientific data accessible because the message must be spread.
The reason why the issue is so important is because popular brands such as Diet Coke contain aspartame. As a Diet Coke and artificial sweetner addict, I was shocked, as I never knew what all aspartame could do to a person and their well-being. Please follow me in my journey as I explore the dangers of aspartame.