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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

(Not) Healthier: Aspartame Renamed

Thanks to a friend of mine on Facebook for posting the link to this:

Aspartame has been Renamed and is Now Being Marketed as a Natural Sweetener

Artificial sweeteners especially aspartame has gotten a bad rap over the years, most likely due to studies showing they cause cancer. But not to worry Ajinomoto the company that makes Aspartame has changed the name to AminoSweet. It has the same toxic ingredients but a nice new sounding name. . . .

Despite the evidence gained over the years showing that aspartame is a dangerous toxin, it has remained on the global market. In continues to gain approval for use in new types of food despite evidence showing that it causes neurological brain damage, cancerous tumors, and endocrine disruption, among other things.


Aspartame is the "sweetening" agent in a lot of reduced-calorie and sugar-free foods and drinks. Diet drinks, light yogurt, sugar-free gelatin, etc. Be wary of foods with these labels. They sound like they're healthier but they're not. You're better off sticking with truly natural sweeteners like real sugar and honey and just use them in moderation.

Be careful out there--just like "a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet," garbage with a different name is still garbage.

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