Aspartame also goes by the names Equal, NutraSweet, Spoonful, Equal Measure, AminoSweet, Benevia, NutraTaste, and Canderel and is found in many “diet” sodas, teas, juices, “sugar-free” and “low sugar” products. Aspartame is an ingredient in nearly 6,000 products world-wide! Aspartame is so widely used that you shouldn’t be surprised to find it in many of the products that may be in your kitchen right now. What may surprise you however, is what aspartame is doing to your health.
The safety of aspartame’s usage has been questioned for decades, yet it is still widely used. Despite the data showing aspartame leading to brain tumors in animal studies along with many studies lacking information about the long-term effects of aspartame, the chemical has been permitted in our food supply for decades. As the desire for diet, low calorie and low sugar alternatives has increased, aspartame has found a way into many of the foods, drinks and ingredients we use and choose every day. Continue reading “Aspartame: What You Should Know”Read More