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Bitter Sweet Aspartame A Diet Delusion I have always been a health and weight conscious individual Because my thyroid does not work I am automatically prone to weight gain At the office I have found my click amongst those sitting around the lunch table with their salads and and diet sodas rather than leaving the office for a burger and fries Inspite of my efforts to eat healthy diet and exercise every day a couple of years ago I began to experience migranes dizziness and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome Of course I visited several internists and finally received a diagnosis of Nutra Sweet poisoning I laid down my diet Pepsi for tea and water and the problematic symptoms disappeared almost overnight I also began loosing extra pounds without changing my quantity of food consumption immediately Bittersweet aspartame is a diet delusion Controversy has surrounded aspartame since its creation in 1879 On a large scale the public remains uninformed of the hazards of this popular chemical Why arent people asking What is this stuff made of and why is the FDA forced to put a warning label on every product containing aspartame The average diet pop drinker doesnt realize how much of this chemical he or she is consuming on a daily basis or the possible effects aspartame toxicity could have on the body What is it In 1879 while developing new food preservatives a young Johns Hopkins chemistry research assistant accidentally discovered that one of the organic compounds he was testing was intensely sweet Saccharin he called it after sakcharon the Greek word for sugar He further learned that it passed through the body unchanged and was thus a safe artificial sweetener for diabetics Food processors noting that it was 500 to 700 times sweeter than sugar were able to cut costs by using it Even Theodore Roosevelt a diabetic championed saccharin
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