Wednesday, December 07, 2005
THE PERILS OF ASPARTAME
This came as a shock to me. All along I thought I was making a better choice by drinking diet Coke instead of the regular soft drinks. I didn’t realize that one of the artificial sweeteners used in the manufacture of Diet Coke is actually worse to consume than sugar. And that this compound is very powerful and can cause severe biological effects in the human body. It is called ASPARTAME.
The following is an excerpt from Rino Soriano’s article, Sugar Lovers Beware:
What you are about to discover is information that has been known for quite some time by various health organizations. Please take this information seriously because there are agendas in place to hide this truth and to use it against you.Aspartame (nutrasweet) is actually worse to consume than sugar.
This technical name includes the following brands of sweeteners- (equal, nutrasweet, spoonful and equal measure).Be advised that these compounds are very powerful and can cause severe biological effects in your body. To say that they are toxic is an understatement. The manufacturer of these compounds knows of the dangers in consuming regular amounts of aspartame substances. As I have already said there is an agenda for putting these compounds into various products.If you want to know the true agenda then research it for yourself.
I am not one who attempts to prove anything to anyone. I challenge you to do your own research and see if you can prove what I am saying wrong. In trying to prove me wrong, you will prove me right.The Breakdown of AspartameAspartame is a volatile substance, meaning that it breaks down very readily under normal storing conditions. Primarily, all aspartame compounds break down into methanol (alcohol), which is a known neurotoxin. The methanol in time then will break down into formaldehyde that is a highly reactive chemical that is damaging to the cells and genetics of the body.
This process can cause a number of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), and Parkinson’s disease. The methyl alcohol that forms from aspartame is thousands of times more potent than the alcohol found in a normal alcoholic beverage.Reactions to aspartame products include the following: headaches, nausea, depression, fatigue, heart palpitations, slurred speech, breathing difficulties, memory loss, seizures and even death. Consuming high amounts of aspartame can also increase your cravings for carbohydrates. I explained earlier that consuming high amounts of empty carbohydrates (refined flours, pasta, rice, chips) will lead to weight gain.
Primarily, the effects of aspartame chemicals in the body seem to alter key hormones thus creating imbalances in neurotransmitters and blocking other hormone precursors. So, why haven't you heard about these dangers before now? Let's see, the diet industry is a trillion dollar market to many organizations. Obviously, they don't want this secret information to get out to public ears if you know what I mean.
Children love to consume sweets on a daily basis. Many of the food products that these children are consuming have aspartame sweeteners in them. I would advise all parents to get their kids off of aspartame food items. These foods are not healthy for them. There are plenty of healthy alternatives for any of the items that they enjoy.
Sugar Lovers Beware
by Rino Soriano
Carderock Springs Web
Labels: health issues
posted by Señor Enrique at 6:14 AM
- Endless Love said...
Hi, Senor Enrique, thanks for a very nice blog. It's amazing what people or companies will do to make money, lots of money. I've heard that story before and I believe it to be true. What confuses me is this, one medical group would say its ok to use sugar substitutes and another group would say exactly the opposite. This is what makes it difficult for most people to accept what is supposed to be an easy concept. As for me, I know that sugar (or its substitute) is bad so I try my hardest to avoid them. Not too many people will bring out the truth for fear of persecution but I salute you for at least giving your opinion on a highly delicate topic. That simply shows that you care.
- Senor Enrique said...
Thanks! My intention on posting these entries is to help me kick my sugar addiction while I hope I help others in the process. Never really knew much about aspartame until now. Unfortunately, even some of our medical professionals are too tied-up with major drug companies. Sad but true.
- fitz said...
bring back cyclamates.