THE DANGER OF ASPARTAME AND ITS EFFECTS ON ANYONE THAT CONSUMES IT

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MsKRI

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Posted: 27 Jul 2013, 15:38
ASPARTAME IS A POISON PROMOTED BY BIG PHARMACY - TO MAKE UNIMAGINABLE PROFITS FROM AND LOWER A PERSONS LIFE EXPECTANCY BY UNIMAGINED YEARS. ANYONE CONSUMING ASPARTAME IN THEIR DAILY FOOD CONSUMPTION-IN ANYTHING FROM CHEWING GUM, DRINKING POP DIET OR REGULAR, YOGURT, EATING MANY CEREALS, BABY FOODS- WILL ULTIMATELY PAY THE PRICE OF UP TO 20+ YEARS BEING CUT FROM THEIR LIVES. IT CAUSES CANCERS, FIBROMALGIA, LETHARGY, AND MUCH MUCH MORE. IT'S SIDE EFFECTS FAR OUTWEIGH ANY BENEFIT BY FAR....
cakebaker

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Posted: 27 Jul 2013, 16:56
What would be a good substitute for people trying to quit diet soda? Besides water.
Rita41

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Posted: 27 Jul 2013, 20:56
I found club soda took the craving away. I guess i liked the mouth feel of carbonation. I sometimes add a little lemon or lime or unsweetened juice for variety.
cakebaker

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Posted: 27 Jul 2013, 22:58
Thanks Rita,

I eat mostly whole foods and quit diet soda for over a year drinking only water but I fell off the wagon about 6 months ago. I think you are right about the mouth feel of the carbonation plus, for me anyway, the sweetness of it.
SherylPT13

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Posted: 28 Jul 2013, 08:20
For me, the "addictive" part of soda included that sound that the pop top makes when you open a can. For real. I still can't hear that sound without wanting a soda!
I'm mostly satisfied with iced tea now. Unsweetened.
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char316

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Posted: 28 Jul 2013, 08:27
I drink sparkling water. Did not like it at first since it is not sweet. Mixed it with oj at first, now I drink it plain daily and other drinks are too sweet.
onedaat

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Posted: 28 Jul 2013, 10:23
There is no scientific evidence that aspartame is dangerous in the levels consumed by humans.
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char316

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Posted: 28 Jul 2013, 10:25
That would be considered true by the FDA about may additives Americans consume. Sometimes it is more important to error on the side of common sense.
mmoodd69

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Posted: 28 Jul 2013, 10:48
When I was a young'un back in the early '70s my Mom threw out all her stuff sweetened with saccharine because it was guaranteed you'd catch cancer if you ate any. We all know what has since been learned.

That event made me very skeptical of hype surrounding artificial sweet'ners. Not saying they're not correct...I just don't buy the hype right off the bat. These things MAY be proven incorrect. It just takes time.
onedaat

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Posted: 28 Jul 2013, 10:58

The danger of the artificial sweeteners to me is that they prevent you from being able to break an addiction to sweet foods.




http://www.dietdoctor.com/how-to-lose-weight-8-avoid-artificial-sweeteners

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Many people replace sugar with artificial sweeteners in the belief that this will reduce their calorie intake and cause weight loss. It sounds plausible. Several studies, however, have failed to show any positive effect on weight loss by consuming artificial sweeteners instead of plain sugar.

Instead, according to scientific studies, artificial sweeteners can increase appetite and maintain cravings for sweet food.

This could be because the body increases insulin secretion in anticipation that the sugar will appear in the blood. When this doesn’t happen, blood sugar drops and hunger increases. Whether this chain of events really take place is somewhat unclear (although something odd happened when I tested Pepsi Max). Nevertheless, artificial sweeteners can certainly maintain an addiction to sweets and lead to snack cravings. And the long term effects of consuming artificial sweeteners are unknown.

By the way, Stevia is marketed as a natural alternative to artificial sweeteners. That’s marketing talk. There is nothing natural about a processed super-sweet white powder like Stevia.

If you’re having trouble losing weight I suggest that you completely avoid sweeteners. As a bonus you’ll soon start to enjoy the natural sweetness of real food, once you’re no longer adapted to the overpowering artificial sweetness of junk food and “diet” sodas.




Neuroscience 2010 Gain weight by "going diet?" Artificial sweeteners and the neurobiology of sugar cravings
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2892765/pdf/yjbm_83_2_101.pdf
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mmoodd69

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Posted: 28 Jul 2013, 11:04
onedaat wrote:

The danger of the artificial sweeteners to me is that they prevent you from being able to break an addiction to sweet foods.


Good point. Whenever I've failed to observe LC the way my body tells me I should, I could guiltily 'moderate' my carbs but it didn't matter - I still gave in to cravings due to blood sugar swings from eating too much glucose. Artificial sweet'ners didn't help.

But whenever my appetite is naturally suppressed by ketosis, artificial sweet'ners have never triggered cravings. The mileage of others may vary on that, but it's been my consistent experience and is another reason why I consider ketosis the key to LC success.
pow

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Posted: 28 Jul 2013, 11:10
I never drank diet soda always believe Artificial sweeteners were bad for you. I try to avoid them in all foods.
onedaat

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Posted: 28 Jul 2013, 11:46
mmoodd69 wrote:

But whenever my appetite is naturally suppressed by ketosis, artificial sweet'ners have never triggered cravings. The mileage of others may vary on that, but it's been my consistent experience and is another reason why I consider ketosis the key to LC success.



Yep, it definitely seems to vary from person to person.
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"It is in vain to speak of cures, or think of remedies, until such time as we have considered the causes . . . cures must be imperfect, lame, and to no purpose, wherein the causes have not first been searched.”

- Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

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pumakitten

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Posted: 28 Jul 2013, 12:11
[quote=onedaat]By the way, Stevia is marketed as a natural alternative to artificial sweeteners. That’s marketing talk. There is nothing natural about a processed super-sweet white powder like Stevia.[quote]

Try reading this onedaat: The truth about stevia
A primal primer: Stevia

I try to avoid artificial sweeteners. They are a synthetic, made from chemical compounds. There is very little natural about them. Maybe a few alcohol esters .. Even sucralose is artificially made. Stevia on the other hand is made from a plant. Yes, it is processed. You have to dry it and pulverize it to get the sweetness of it. It is not a synthetic chemical.

I use stevia in my morning coffee. Thats just about the extent of it. I may use it in some iced tea, instead of sugar.
I quit drinking diet soda a while ago. I also avoid anything with corn syrup or 'modified corn syrup' in it also.

I found like everyone else here, that it wasn't necessarily the sweetness of soda, but the carbonation itself. I started drinking seltzer water. It is nothing more than carbonated water. No additives, no sweeteners. I like to add a little lemon juice once in a while.

And I get Pepsi Throwback (made with sugar) as a treat. I never really had sweet cravings, only when my blood sugar crashed.....and that doesn't happen much anymore.
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onedaat

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Posted: 28 Jul 2013, 12:26
That is an interesting article. I use something called ez-sweet which is a liquid version of Splenda. It has less carbs than the powdered Splenda. I try to use it sparingly but it's very nice for cooking. For example when I make tuna salad or coleslaw I like a tiny bit of sweetness in it. The ez-sweet works perfectly. I have played around with using erythritol but the cold mouth feeling it causes takes some getting use to. I use it on plain pork skin to make a cinnamon "sugar" type snack.

I love seltzer water so much. I drink about 12 a day, it is so incredibly refreshing.
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"It is in vain to speak of cures, or think of remedies, until such time as we have considered the causes . . . cures must be imperfect, lame, and to no purpose, wherein the causes have not first been searched.”

- Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

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