Is artificial sweetener aspartame safe ?

About fifty per cent of aspartame is made up by phenylalanine, which could cross the blood-brain barrier and act as a precursor of catecholamine in the brain, as well as leading to phenylketonuria.

Forty per cent of aspartame is composed of aspartic acid, an excitotoxin that contributes to free radical damage in the brain.

Methanol which forms 10% of the by-products of aspartame is a toxic compound converted in the liver to formaldehyde that is neurotoxic and carcinogenic.


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  • In spite of so many adverse effects it's still recommended by Drs.  

  • It is not a prescription medicine. It is available over the counter.

  • Yes. It's available over the counter 

    But still is being recommended..

  • it is not recommended, it is permitted as a substitute sweetener but it is still an awful product.

  • Huge number of articles:

    WE have been talking against Aspartame since 2013.

  • No one supported artificial sweeteners.

  • What is our health department doing?

  • Short answer, NO! Get used to eating and drinking your food without sugar. It took me a while but we have not bought sugar in this house for several years.

  • I also can't  tolerate sugar.

  • In Ayurveda, you need all the 6 tastes - SWEET, sour, astringent, bitter, salty and pungent. So it is unwise to leave it out totally. And balance and moderation is key to good health, no? Being diabetic does not mean that you can't have sugar - both quantity and quality matter. White sugar or unrefined sugar? Jaggery or white sugar? Honey or white/red/brown sugar? Molasses or stevia? Lokanto or white sugar? Sugar alcohols or white sugar? Erythritol or malitol or xylitol? Isomalt or white sugar? Processed honey or unprocessed honey or pasteurized honey  ...?

    Plenty of issues for discerning folks!

  • Try this Stevias This is made from plants and absolutely safe zero calories and no chemcals. I am using it, you can buy it on line from Amazon 30 ml costs around Rs 220 comes in two dispensers, three to four drops is eqvalent of one tea spoon of sugar.

  • Thanks for information . Does stevia have any after taste ?

  • What do you mean by after taste. It exactly tastes like sugar. the taste of tea is similar to adding sugar.

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