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Aspartame Deemed Carcinogenic

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The World Health Organization is set to label aspartame as “possibly carcinogenic.” If the FDA or USDA actually considers labeling something as “possibly carcinogenic,” you know it’s bad. They let us eat and drink actual poison to improve their bottom line. Aspartame is an artificial sugar that is allegedly 200 times sweeter than the natural product. The FDA, European Food Safety Authority, Health Canada, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, and UK Food Standards Agency and Cancer Research ALL approved the use of aspartame in independent studies. It was marketed as a sugar-free weight loss supplement, but that also proved to be false.

“Replacing free sugars with NSS [non-sugar sweetener] does not help with weight control in the long term. People need to consider other ways to reduce free sugars intake, such as consuming food with naturally occurring sugars, like fruit, or unsweetened food and beverages,” says Francesco Branca, WHO Director for Nutrition and Food Safety. “NSS are not essential dietary factors and have no nutritional value. People should reduce the sweetness of the diet altogether, starting early in life, to improve their health.”

Aspartame is in everything from diet sodas, gum, energy drinks, candies, and even sold in pure form under the brands Sugar Twin and Equal. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found that the gastrointestinal tract hydrolyzed and absorbed aspartame, releasing aspartic acid, methanol, and phenylalanine. The liver oxidizes the methanol to formaldehyde than again to formic acid. Both methanol and formaldehyde are toxic to liver cells. Aspartame has also been linked to neurological disorders such as neuropsychiatric reactions such as headaches, convulsions, and depression.

Healthcare is big business, and they are profiting from keeping the population sick. Let’s see which health agencies ban aspartame in the food supply. It is no coincidence that mental and physical ailments are on the rise despite advancements in modern medicine. Consumers deserve to be aware of what they are unwillingly consuming.