Sunday, 7 April 2013

Natural - not likely!

How do you con the consuming public that a chemical known to cause health problems is safe to consume?  Change its name to something innocent sounding, and market it as "natural" of course!  And that's exactly what the makers of known toxin aspartame have done.

In the face of growing public concern about the damage caused by aspartame, products are instead being labelled with the prettified name "AminoSweet" which is marketed as a natural product.  Yeah right.  Those who carefully scan ingredients lists for the crucial ingredient are perhaps lulled into a false sense of security when they fail to see the "A" word.

Don't be conned people, wake up to this marketing ploy and continue to do your health, and your children's health, a big favour.  Avoid aspartame, and its pretty-sounding namesake Aminosweet, cos it's the same awful thing.

Originally, aspartame was developed as a potential anti-ulcer drug, and we all know that drugs can have damaging side effects.  It was also found to have a sweet taste, so rather than pursue the stringent testing that goes with having a pharmaceutical drug approved, the makers applied for approval as a food instead.  Bingo!  Side effects?  Who cares!  It's a calorie-free sweetener folks, and money in the bank for the manufacturer.

Aspartame is a toxic product, known to cause brain damage, cancer and endocrine disruption.  Indeed as far back as 1976, it was proven to be unsafe for consumption, but it seems concealing the evidence about such things is ok and the ghastly concoction is included as a sweetener in just about all "sugar-free" products sold across the globe.

If you want a really pure, natural sweetener, try honey, or use unrefined natural sugar.  As part of a balanced diet, sugar isn't necessarily bad for you anyway.  If you want the sweet taste without the calories, or you have a health-related condition - eg diabetes - which means you can't use sugar, try Stevia, which is derived from plants and has a great, sweet taste.

For more on this big aspartame cover-up, see an article published by Natural News.

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