Aspartame is never okay, not for anyone. I always check labels to avoid it, you might as well drink poison. It can lower the seizure threshold, cause cancer and it crosses the brain blood barrier. The scary thing is when you look at candy, diet drinks and most of the gum nowadays all full of aspartame. I miss the days of real sugar! It's actually been banned in many parts of Europe. If you want more information on the dangers of aspartame you can google an in depth documentary called "Sweet Misery A Poisoned World." Don't take my word for it, listen to actual neurosurgeons and other medical experts tell you the shocking truth about this common artificial sweetener. Here's a little tidbit of information that should arouse your mama bear instincts if nothing else: nbsp;Phenylalanine is a hidden danger to anyone consuming
aspartame. Most consumers don't know that too
much Phenylalanine is a neurotoxin and excites
the neurons in the brain to the point of cellular
ADD/ADHD, emotional and behavioral disorders
can all be triggered by too much Phenylalanine
in the daily diet. If you are one in ten thousand
people who are PKU or carry the PKU gene, Phenylalanine
can cause irreversible brain damage and death,
especially when used in high quantities or during
pregnancy. Phenylalanine is 50 of aspartame, and
to the degree humans consume diet products, Phenylalanine
levels are reaching a dangerous peak
You are correct about phenylalanine!
A VERY popular sugar free gum use to actually have a warning that said "this product contains phenylalanine which is known to cause cancer in laboratory animals"
The warning is no longer there. Now it just says something like "caution contains phenylalanine".
I guess by law they dont have to include the cancer bit anymore.
But real sugar beats fake sugar any day of the week. Even "light" products contain it. Like lite and fit yogurts.
I dont trust any fake things. Natural is best in my opinion.
Thats why i get so annoyed when the mayor wants to make an obese tax on real soda! Im not obese and you cant force me to drink that fake cancer causing sugar! Why should i be taxed!? Fyi Im in NY.
Obviously everyone can eat what they want and what they feel is safe for them but i prefer natural for myself.