Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame are typically used to sweeten so-called "diet" foods and beverages in lieu of sugar or high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). The idea is that reducing your calorie consumption will result in weight loss. However, research has completely demolished this notion, showing that artificial sweeteners actually have the converse effect; they actually lower appetite suppressant chemicals and encourage sugar cravings and sugar dependence, thereby raising your odds of unwanted weight gain. Research has repeatedly shown that artificial sweeteners promote insulin resistance and related health problems just like regular sugar does, including cardiovascular disease, stroke and Alzheimer's disease. John Podesta's leaked emails have turned up a number of damning pieces confirming the collusion between the soda industry and high level officials within the U.S. government, including Hillary Clinton.
Editor’s Note: To read about the dangers of aspartame, see: Why Aspartame is FAR Worse than High Fructose Corn Syrup
FDA Requests Comments on Petition to Allow Aspartame in Milk
by Bethany R. Kennedy, Esq.
In 2009, the International Dairy Foods Association (“IDFA”) and the National Milk Producers Federation (“NMPF”) jointly submitted a petition to FDA requesting that the agency amend […]
by Dr. Mercola
When a new beverage comes out advertising “60% less sugar—drink it to believe it”—the challenge is on. Same taste; fewer calories to your waist? Sounds good, doesn’t it?
But before you throw that Pepsi Next into your grocery cart, Fooducate.comi suggests you complete the challenge by reading the ingredient label.
There you’ll find that, […]
By Dr. Mercola
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They might be more reluctant to do so if they knew about the […]
by Dr. Mercola
Tom Philpott got much more of a reaction to his February 10, 2011, aspartame article than he expected. He reports, “I guess in the back of my mind, I was thinking, people still drink that stuff?”
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