Is that Coke Zero death in a can?
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Continuing on from our debate on fat and sugar, we are now going to address artificial sweeteners and see where they fit into the big scheme of things. And in this case I really mean ‘scheme’ because it appears we’ve all been duped…
Have you ever stopped to think about where research studies are done or who they are done by or who is the driving force behind research? No? Well education is power my friends, and this is especially true in the case of artificial sweeteners aka aspartame.
Let me give you an example: a new ingredient called aspartame is made by a company. This company then replaces sugar in food products with this new substance claiming it to be a weight loss miracle. We hear these claims and go nuts for it: A product that replaces sugar, tastes (a bit) like sugar, but has zero calories? Hell yes! It’s the break through we’ve all been waiting for!
But what if I told you that this aspartame product was actually first released back in the 70’s and recalled due to the discovery that it was poisonous, causing birth defects, tumors and cancers in experimental rats and was being linked to brain tumors and other cancers in humans? Would you still want to drink your precious Coke Zero or sugar-free yoghurt?
And how about the fact that the sweetener was actually banned by the FDA, only for a pharmaceutical company to pay for more ‘studies’ to be done, conveniently releasing only research that was in their favour so that aspartame was re-approved and released back in our lives!? Not so trusting anymore are you?
Using scare tactics to help you make more informed decisions about what you put in your body may not work, but plain and simply put — artificial sweeteners are exactly that: artificial. We weren’t designed to cope with chemicals in our body, which is part of the reason we are seeing so many people suffering from conditions such as asthma, skin problems, digestive issues, hair loss, migraines, weight gain and food allergies (and the rest.)
Diseases like cancer are at their highest level too, so doesn’t it make sense that we do our best to keep ourselves healthy and disease free, and avoid foods and drinks loaded with chemicals like artificial sweeteners?
It’s not rocket science. Consuming only real food is the key to avoiding this and other dangerous chemicals that lead to serious health problems.
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