Beware of Sugar Substitutes
- Friday, 18 November 2011
"AminoSweet" is the new aspartame! I just want to be sure that all of you who follow the healthy food path are aware that aspartame has been renamed AminoSweet. For those of you who have my Eat Away Illness book, there is information on aspartame and why it is unhealthy, but the renaming occurred after the publication. Please do not be taken in by the hype with this new strategy to pull the wool over the eyes of the public.
You may know that aspartame originally was an accidental discovery by James Schlatter, employee for G.D. Searle & Company, back in 1965. He discovered that by mixing two naturally-occurring amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine, the new compound had a sweet taste. When the company changed its FDA approval application from a drug to a food additive, eventually aspartame was born.
Over the years aspartame has been shown to be a dangerous toxin, although it has remained on the market with the exception of a few countries that have had it banned. Surprisingly to those of us who would like to believe we all want to improve our health, new types of foods continue to appear with aspartame, despite evidence showing it causes neurological brain damage, cancerous tumors, endocrine disruption, and more.
Ethan Huff, in an article in the Citizen stated "Practically all drugs and food additives are approved by the FDA not because science shows they are safe but because companies essentially lobby the FDA with monetary payofffs and complete the agency's multi-million dollar approval process."
Please folks, remember to read labels when purchasing processed foods, and leave those with aspartame and AminoSweet on the shelves.
A great book to read for more information on neurotoxins is Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills, by Dr. Russel Blaylock.