Aspartame is about 200 times better than sugar and being an amino acid, it means it is low in calories, it is one of the most important artificial sweeteners, used in the food industry. Therefore like honey, a little amount is required to give the food or drink the desired level of sweetness. People who consume aspartame, take in fewer calories, their bodies develop a resistance to glucose and can therefore increase the risk of developing obesity, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
A lot of people are getting to learn that sugar is a food additive, which causes immense problems to the body as they age. It doesn’t matter how health conscious we are, or even eating right and taking only foods that our bodies need. Food is increasingly taken at regular times, with a small dose of physical exercise, which is thrown in to compliment the entire effort. However, some people would say they are cutting down on their soda intake, the mineral water of various flavours, which widely implicates the gross gain in weight afflicting a sizeable percentage of the global population.
The metabolites of this additive accumulates in the blood and causes significant damage to the blood vessels. Zero sugar sodas are not fortified with aspartame. Aspartame is so harmful that when the temperature of the sweetner exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in aspartame converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants, the accumulation of formic acid causes methanol toxicity which mimics among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systematic lupus erythematosus. It is regarded as a carcinogen used primarily to preserve tissue specimens.
Methanol toxicity is generally mild in humans but when severe, could cause abdominal pain, confusion, vomiting and loss of consciousness. The person’s breath would have a specific smell. Methanol itself is rapidly absorbed by the intestines when swallowed, but very harmful when converted to formic acid. Formic acid is part of the chemicals used by morticians for the preservation of corpses. It is now being confirmed by many scientists, that aspartame, besides sugar itself, is perhaps the single most harmful food additive in use today. It is even possible to get cancer from this food substance.
Systemic lupus is now believed to now become almost as rampant as sclerosis, especially with diet coke and diet pepsi drinkers. The victims usually don’t know that the problem is the aspartame, they continue to use it and this irritates the lupus, and eventually becomes a life threatening disease. In diabetes, aspartame crosses the blood/brain barrier, and adversely affects the neurons of the brain, becoming responsible for various levels of brain damage, seizure, depression, manic depression, panic attacks, uncontrollable anger and rage. The consumption of aspartame causes these same symptoms in non diabetics as well.