In the turn of the modern century, diets and nutrition revolutionizes our way of living. Busy schedules, hectic programs, and stressful work environments push us to go for processed foods on the go. We want our food done convenient and fast just to satisfy our hunger.

One of the most debated topics in the nutrition industry is the use of artificial sweeteners and its health concern. Artificial sweeteners are the alternatives of sugars. They provide the same level of sweetness with lesser or even no calories at all. Since the introduction of these artificial sweeteners to the market, the food and nutrition industry also changed its course to meet the craze. However, little that people knows that artificial sweeteners also have their ill effects on the people's lifetime health condition.

Artificial sweeteners like aspartame are dangerous chemical additive. This can even cause brain defects of developing babies in the wombs of pregnant women. Aspartame has been introduced in the market since 1981. For the last twenty years of its use, many diseases are linked into it. According to Dr. Janet Starr Hull, aspartame causes many modern diseases like increasing number of cancer incidences, obesity, and brain defects.

Aspartame contains phenylalanine which is a hidden danger to anyone consuming aspartame. Phenylalanine is one of the essential amino acids found in proteins; amino acids should be eaten in combination to balance its effects. However, phenylalanine in aspartame is isolated and is not balanced by other amino acids. With this condition, phenylalanine becomes a neurotoxin that excites the neurons of the brain to the point of cellular death. This is the reason why aspartame becomes a sweet poisoning substance that intoxicates the brain.

The key in living right is eating right. Modern health concerns can be answered by healthy living. Drink sodas in moderation and always detoxify your body with good nutrition.

Posted by Benjamin Robert Johnson on Friday, January 29, 2010

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