Aspartame is present in many diet drinks, and acts as a sugar substitute to give your beverage the sweetness you need without the calories. But there is another safe and healthy alternative to make your drink taste as sweet as you’d like, without the unhealthy effects of aspartame.
As a child, I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to try the coveted fizzy drink known as soda. And when I was finally given a taste of the sugary liquid, I gagged. Soda was not what I thought it was going to be and studies are proving that it is definitely not what its manufacturers and advertisers make it out to be.
With all of the published studies out there, it can be confusing as to how I came to this conclusion. After all, the Wrigley Science Institute claims that chewing gum can relieve stress, while a UT Southwestern oral surgeon claims that constant chewing can lead to TMJ and muscle spasms and pain.
Have you ever used the sugar replacements: NutraSweet, Equal, and Spoonful? If so, then you’ve consumed aspartame. At least one person out of 7 in the world today consumes aspartame that is also used in countless number of food products and drinks, and even in some health supplements and pharmaceutical products.