According to the original article, here is a summary of some of the points.
Aspartame, an artificial sweetener sold under names like Equal and NutraSweet, has a number of potential health hazards which many people don’t recognize. For one thing, Aspartame contains free-floating methanol which is not accompanied by an ethanol as it is in alcoholic beverages or food, meaning that it converts into formaldehyde and damages healthy tissue. Aspartame may be even worse for weight gain than sugar. Many people also don’t realize that the FDA’s own findings that aspartame could be dangerous were papered over by a new Reagan-appointed commissioner without ever being truly resolved.
- There are a lot of people who like food and beverages that taste great but do not have any sugar.
- These types of drinks are usually not healthy at all.
- The government keeps it quiet so that the people producing these products can make a lot of money.
“To many, aspartame is just another FDA-approved sugar alternative that has to be safe, otherwise it wouldn’t be on the market. But the truth about aspartame is much more sinister, including how the chemical sweetener gained market approval.”