Food Is Not Your Enemy


Are Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi Poison?

I’ve been hearing for quite a while now about the evils of artificial sweeteners like aspartame. But this article by Dr. Gary G. Kohls is particularly enlightening, and takes a look at the role that none other than Donald Rumsfeld played in getting aspartame approved during the Reagan administration. 

Among the health problems that aspartame can cause are seizures, multiple sclerosis, headaches, lupus, insomnia, fibromyalgia, arthritis, depression, and anxiety. Given that recent studies have shown that artificial sweeteners tend to increase your appetite as well as your desire for sweets, think about whether your diet soda is really doing you any good.

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I actually did my graduate nutrition thesis on the dangers of aspartame. It still took me many more years to give up the stuff altogether (meaning that occasional diet coke)but between that and avoiding sneaky nitrates, I’m almost headache free.

Thanks for shining a light on this topic.

Comment by talesofanunfinishedmom

I does not taste good.

Comment by Michael Ring




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