Read Your Labels–Artificial Sweeteners are not for Real People!

Lisa Hernandez

The word “artificial” should be enough to keep you from putting it into your mouth, but just in case it isn’t, here are some facts about artificial sweeteners that you might want to consider:

Aspartame (NutraSweet) releases methanol, which is converted to formaldehyde (embalming fluid) in the body.  Both of these toxic chemicals can cause blindness, eye damage, or neurological damage.  Some of its side effects are vision problems, headaches, confusion, depression, dizziness, convulsions, nausea, diarrhea, migraines, abdominal pain, fatigue, chest tightness, and shortness of breath!  In 2006 a bill to ban aspartame was introduced in New Mexico.  A report posted on the National Institutes of Health website in November 2005 stated that aspartame was proven to cause six kinds of cancer, based upon an oncology study done by The Ramazzini Foundation.

Sucralose (Splenda) is made by turning sugar into a chlorocarbon.  Animal studies have revealed many adverse side effects, including shrunken…

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