The European Cancer Research Center has called for an urgent review of aspartame and of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) stance that Aspartame is not a carcinogen. The FDA does report however that 75 percent of the adverse reactions caused by food additives is caused by Aspartame. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is commonly called NutraSweet or Equal.

An expansive list of symptoms attributed to Aspartame use was released by the FDA after more than 8,000 complaints were filed against NutraSweet. A select few of the over 90 different health conditions includes weight gain, depression, fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, memory loss, joint pain, hallucinations, headaches, infertility and insomnia.

Aspartame is now found in over 6,000 products and is consumed by over 250 million people. Many of these people have no idea what they are consuming. If you believe that consuming an artificial sweetener is safer than traditional sugar, it’s time to think again. The term “sugar-free” has secretly snuck into the definition of a healthier, safer choice.

One of the best ways to gain weight is to shop for diet foods. The two major components of Aspartame include phenylalanine and aspartic acid. These two substances have been found to trigger the release of leptin and artificially spike insulin levels that will stimulate fat storage. The first step to licking the habit is to understand the disastrous health effects and secondly to identify where the hidden poison is located.

Aspartame Containing Food Products

Flavored drinks and waters
Sugar-free products
Cooking Sauces
Diet Sodas

The good news is that there is a cure for artificial sweetener related disease that is free and does not require prescription medication. Start by reading the food labels of the items in your pantry and throw away all of the products that contain Aspartame. Schedule a time that you can go to the grocery store and look at the food label of every item that you buy. The important factor needs to be quality food versus quantity.

A healthier and safer alternative to sugar and Aspartame is Xylitol or Stevia. These two products are natural and do not have the same negative health effects of sugar and all artificial sweeteners. You can pick these items up at your local health food store.


Author's Bio: 

Cory Couillard has owned two private practices and has been the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Brand Officer for the largest privately owned clinic. He is active in professional development, mass education programs and implementation of healthcare delivery systems.

Cory is currently a professional healthcare speaker and writer for newspapers, magazines, websites and other publications. He is also involved with the development of two international television health programs.

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