Do you drink diet soda? Aspartame...

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Registered: 07-21-2008
Do you drink diet soda? Aspartame...
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Wed, 10-14-2009 - 12:11pm

I was reading this blog post about diet soda and aspartame and wanted to share it here. I've always been a little leery of artificial sweeteners, and don't even like the taste of diet soda, but aspartame comes in many other foods and drinks these days.

Did you know...

"Aspartame was created by a scientist working on a ulcer medication, his experiment ran over the top of a beaker and he absentmindedly licked some of the foaming goo off his finger and said ooooohh this is sweet..."

Read the full blog here: http://bestwellnessconsultant.com/2009/10/14/aspartame-poisoning.aspx?ref=rss

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Registered: 01-27-2006
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 12:26pm
Ew. I love me some diet Pepsi. I don't drink a ton, but that experiment thing is really gross!

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Registered: 05-01-2003
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 1:31am
I love my Diet Pepsi, but do try to keep it to 1 can/day.

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 4:06am
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Registered: 07-21-2008
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 2:25pm

"I think by the time they spike it with whiskey or rum they don't notice the difference."

Ha! Well that's a good way to cover up the aspartame flavor! I do hate that aftertaste. I find if I've had something with aspartame in it I'll notice later in the day and think "Ick, why does my mouth taste like that?" then realize it was something I'd had to drink or eat.

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 4:51pm
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Registered: 07-21-2008
Fri, 10-16-2009 - 2:37pm
Wow, Thanks for sharing that! Quite scary, isn't it? I bet the "excessive thirst" side effect is a good one for the drink manufacturers!!
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Registered: 10-20-2008
Thu, 11-05-2009 - 2:50pm
In response to your concerns, hundreds of studies of humans and animals, conducted across a broad range of areas, clearly indicate that aspartame does not cause any adverse health effects. Since joining the Calorie Control Council - a non-profit trade association that represents the light food and beverage industry - I've spent a lot of time researching low-calorie sweeteners and fat replacers. Despite the online claims of many critics, the safety of aspartame is documented by one of the most extensive and thorough safety testing programs ever conducted on a food additive. In fact, a group of leading experts in the areas of toxicology, epidemiology, metabolism, pathology, biostatistics, etc., recently examined more than 500 studies evaluating a possible link between aspartame and behavior, reproductive health, neurological functions, cancer and tumor development, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, allergies, depression and seizures, hyperactivity, etc. Their review – which was published in Critical Reviews in Toxicology – concluded that “controlled and thorough scientific studies confirm aspartame’s safety.” For more information, visit www.aspartame.org, www.caloriecontrol.org and www.acsh.org/news/newsID.449/news_detail.asp.
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Registered: 03-16-1999
Mon, 11-09-2009 - 7:54pm

I have always had problems with aspartame.

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Registered: 11-18-2003
Tue, 11-10-2009 - 11:56am
I don't drink diet soda. I just don't like the taste. I don't drink it that often, but when I do I go for regular old Pepsi.

 


Terri

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Registered: 07-21-2008
Tue, 11-10-2009 - 2:49pm
I have to agree - there are many many people out there who are affected by consuming aspartame...despite what an aspartame lobbyist would have you believe. ;)
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