✑ Artificial sweeteners have been all over the news lately, especially diet soda. I say: “It’s about time!” Since I was a young girl, diet anything made me sick. Not only did I not enjoy the taste but it upset my stomach within minutes of consumption. I can’t even chew sugar free gum. I guess I was one of the lucky ones.
✑ Millions of people every day fall victim to the illusion of the ‘sugar free’ propaganda. Ironic, isn’t it, that America is facing its worse obesity epidemic in history. It doesn’t’ take a genius to see that we are being manipulated into making bad choices. But we are smarter than that! Aren’t we?
✑ Equal, NutraSweet, and Splenda, otherwise known as: sucralose and aspartame can be found in soda and thousands of food products. Every shelf in the grocery store has products that contain artificial sweeteners. Why? These products make companies rich; that’s why. They are manipulating the consumer to believe they are healthier and that their calorie intake will be less.
✑ The truth is, artificial sweeteners are more addictive that natural sugar. People who drink these sodas are more likely to reach for more and more sweets and foods than a person who drinks regularly sweetened drinks. They are empty calories, which are actually starving our cells. That’s why we always feel hungry.
✑ These artificially sweetened sodas (and foods) are also contributing to the rise of type 2 diabetes. I have links to several articles explaining the chemical destruction of the cells in the human body. The process is frightening. Look below for the chemical content of Aspartame.*
THE BOTTOM LINE
✑ I believe – less is more. When a food product has more than 5 or 6 ingredients, I won’t eat it. Making my own food from natural ingredients simply makes me feel better. Processed meats and most frozen dinners are laden with dozens of chemicals and preservatives. READ LABELS. If there is an ingredient on the label that you don’t recognize, don’t put it in your body. If you are not feeling well, or if your doctor visits are becoming an endless list of health issues, you’re probably putting unhealthy food in your body.
✑ Please! I am asking you to take care of yourself. Please don’t drink diet sodas. They are poison. Eat foods that are healthy and nutritious. Once you rid your body of unhealthy food, it will reject it and you will crave nutritious choices. Also, watch your calorie intake. Splurging now and again is fun, but when you need a bag of potato chips to get through a movie, you are asking for trouble. Get some exercise. The simple act of walking 20 minutes 5 days a week will lower your chances of diabetes and heart disease significantly. You will have more energy, eat less, and rid your body of toxins. I know you can throw those sodas. Let’s get healthy! ♡
*The chemical make up of aspartame
1. phenylalanine which makes up 50 percent of the chemical by weight
2. aspartic acid — 40 percent
3. methanol (wood alcohol) — 10 percent
✑ Since methanol in aspartame has no natural binder, nearly all of it turns into formaldehyde in your body. Formaldehyde (which is used in, among other things, paint remover and embalming fluid) is a poison several thousand times more potent than ethyl alcohol. Formaldehyde causes cancer. The end waste product of formaldehyde is formate. An accumulation of formate in your body can cause metabolic acidosis, which is excessive acidity in your blood. Metabolic acidosis can cause methanol poisoning and can result in blindness, fatal kidney damage, multiple organ system failure, and death.