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Member since 19 Sep 2010
Member from Napier
Watch out for all those Die.t products; one of the all time best conn jobs;
Artificial Sweeteners Can Damage Your Health and Make You Fat
The fact that sugar-free products can damage your teeth adds to the growing litany of reasons why you're better off ditching these fake foods from your diet altogether.
For starters, artificial sweeteners themselves are toxic. For instance, aspartame (found in Equal, Spoonful, Equal Measure, AminoSweet, Benevia, NutraTaste, and Canderel) is metabolized inside your body into both wood alcohol (a poison) and formaldehyde (which embalms tissue and is not eliminated from your body through the normal waste filtering done by your liver and kidneys). It's been linked to birth defects, cancer, brain tumors and weight gain.
Sucralose (Splenda) was approved by the FDA based on only two human studies, the longest of which lasted only four days – even though animal studies found the sweetener was associated with decreased red blood cells (a sign of anemia), male infertility, enlarged kidneys, spontaneous abortions and an increased death rate.
Further, consuming artificial sweeteners can cause distortions in your biochemistry, and if you drink diet soda in an attempt to lose weight, they won't help you. Instead, most studies looking at this show very clearly that diet soft drinks actually double your obesity risk by stimulating your appetite, increasing carbohydrate cravings, and stimulating fat storage!
Several years ago, I wrote a book called Sweet Deception, in which I expose the many concerns related to the consumption of artificial sweeteners.
It's an extremely well-researched book, and it's as valid today as it was when I first wrote it. I spent over three years and had five health care professionals work on it with me, as the maker of Splenda, Johnson & Johnson, had their legal firm write me a 20-page letter threatening to sue me if I published the book. Needless to say, the book was published and they did not sue me as the information was all true. This is not to say that you should swap your sugar-free foods for sugary varieties, as sugar, too, will wreck your teeth.
The Link is HERE
Post deleted at 21 Nov 2011 11:34am by majorminor
Here is a bit more - Caveat Emptor;
HEALTH WARNING? Supermarket Shelf Poisons....???Anybody that takes Vitamin C should avoid the following Soft drinks: Sunkist, Fanta, Diet Coke, Sprite, & Pepsi Max. ??These drinks contain Sodium Benzoate 211 on the label.
A chemical reaction between Vitamin C and Sodium Benzoate creates Benzine a highly Carcinogenic chemical (story by Channel 9). ??Benzine has the ability to severely damage the DNA in the Mitochondria to the point that it totally inactivates it, knocks it out altogether. The Mitochondria consumes Oxygen to give you energy, and if you damage it, then the cell starts to malfunction very seriously, often fatally, a whole array of Diseases has been tied to the damage to the DNA, including Parkinson's Disease and quite a lot of Neuro-Degenerative Diseases.. ?
This is a follow-up of all the TV station's story on Mentos and Diet Coke.
Don't mix these two either, they cause a chemical reaction (explosion) in the stomach, it's not only Mentos but also any Mint products. Mint Life Savers, Tic Tac's, Cool Mint's, etc, the Mint is not the culprit here but the Aspartame in the Diet Drinks, 951 on the label, also avoid 950 Acelsultame F (same thing).
Aspartame poisoning has been scientifically linked to 92 Symptoms of Disease .. Still going to drink your Diet Drinks??? ??Most European countries have forbidden the Importing and use in their Country of Aspartame including all makes of Saccharin, example Equal, Nutra-Sweet, Spoonful & Diet Drinks, including 6,000 consumer Good's and Beverages, sold on the Supermarket shelves.
This ban affect's all use of this product in any type of consumable infringement and will carry penalties that go from 9.000 euros to 90,000 Euros. ??Mexico is also considering banning all 6,000 products of Aspartame on its Supermarket shelves.
In Mexico Aspartame is known as Rumsfeld's Disease, after George Bush's mate Donald Rumsfeld. The Nutra-Sweet company and Searle are owned by Monsanto who appointed Rumsfeld as their General Manager, so they could use his clout with Parliament to get this Deadly Poison passed by the FDA and boost their sales of Aspartame.
Avoid all Toothpastes made in China , especially Colgate's they contain Ethylene Glycol.. This is an Anti-Freezing agent, Highly Toxic and even Fatal -- it destroys the Liver, Kidney, Lung, Blood Cells, Heart and the Nervous System.
It is also in some Mouth Washes, Make-up, Aftershave, Baby Powder and Wipes, Shampoo, and Deodorants.
Avoid Smarties; they contain almost every Toxic artificial colour on the market. The worst are 102, 104, and the worst of all 110 Carcinogenic, 124 undesirable, 127 Carcinogenic 128 Extreme Caution, 129,131, and 133 are also carcinogenic.
(If u need to find info about these E numbers. look here.)mm.
To top it off Smarties are not even made of Chocolate (neither are Tim Tam's).
Synthetic Chocolate has non-nutritional food value whatsoever. ??
Read your labels --
it may one day save your life.....
Member since 26 Sep 2006
Member from New Plymouth
Whew!!!! Food for thought.
Hey folks make sure your grandkids are clued up on this;
Diet Soda is NOT a Safe Alternative to Regular Soda
If you think you're better off drinking diet soda, think again. In fact, if I had to choose between the two, I'd take regular soda over diet. Instead of fructose, diet soda contains artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame or sucralose (Splenda). With all the research now available on aspartame and its various ingredients, it's hard to believe such a chemical would even be allowed into the food supply, but it is, and it's been silently wreaking havoc with people's health for the past 30 years.
Just to refresh your memory, aspartame has been linked to the following health concerns, and Splenda is associated with many similar problems:
All from this Link.
But make no mistake about it, this study is of great importance because it's the most comprehensive and longest human study — spanning 22 years — that has ever looked at aspartame toxicity. The study evaluates the effect between aspartame intake and cancer, and they found a clear association between aspartame consumption and non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and leukemia.
Read this about the study, and keep in mind sweet drinks.
Member since 30 Aug 2006
Member from Hawera
check out Google "Donald Rumsfeld and Aspartame"Kate Wilkinson when she was the Minister for Food Safety, told me that Aspartame is safe and is one of most tested nutrients ever. (because the FDA said so) and we all know that the FDA would not tell us that if it was not true, would they?????
"Splendor"" is back on TV. More unsuspecting suckers are going to believe the hype. AND sodium benzoate can be found in products that are permitted to contain bernzoic acid (210).
Splenda - J & J probably need more sales to cover the court costs coming up - 14, see here;
Guilty 14 times in the area of fraud and/or illegal sales activity, that would seem a good reason not to believe the glossy brochures and give it a miss.
Member since 17 Sep 2006
Member from Ellerslie
what about Stevia, then?
Member since 11 Feb 2009
Member from Palmerston North
Stevia is safe......... if you must have a sweetener
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