Thread: why is aspartame bad?
06-23-2002, 01:00 PM #1
why is aspartame bad?
why is aspartame bad for you ?.......does it make you retain wate or mate you bloated or anything?...............is t as bad as sugar?.....it seems to be 0 calories?does it make you bloated?
06-23-2002, 01:21 PM #2
Re: why is aspartame bad?
Because it was invented by communist Martians who are out to get you.
Seriously, who ever said that aspartame is bad?
Okay, that's a rhetorical question. The answer is: lots of people. There has been an Aspartame/NutraSweet conspiracy theory going around for many years, coming from people as diverse as Pat Robertson and the Scientologists. (Hmmmmmm... Sounds like a rock group. "Ladies and gentlemen, Pat Robertson and the Scientologists!") Do a search on aspartame on Yahoo or any other search engine and you'll find enough references to last until Armageddon.
Do I buy into these theories? No. It is zero calories, and does not generally produce any of the side effects mentioned.
One notable exception: There is a fairly rare condition called phenylketonuria which is caused by a chemical called phenylalanine, which is in aspartame. Don't ask me what they are - in all the years I've been guzxzling Diet Dr. Pepper, I have only met one person who had it. But you'll find a phenylketonuria warning on almost all cans of diet soda and other products made with aspartame or NutraSweet.
07-08-2002, 04:28 PM #3
Another fact is that aspartame was tested along with agent orange and several other such chemical substances in Vietnam for chemical warfare. Aspartame IS a neurotoxin, plain and simple.
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