HealthRanger7 has posted this Fox 5 news special about the dangers of aspartame.
From the video description:
Aspartame breaks down into three toxic components:
This is the poisonous alcohol. In the body, methanol breaks down into formaldehyde, which is a poison.
This decreases the amount serotonin in your brain, which leads to mood swings (depressions) and an increased appetite! That is why aspartame is one of the main causes for the current obesity epidemic.
3. Aspartic acid.
This is a neurological toxin comparable to MSG.
Aspartame (and other toxic sweeteners) are used in:
Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Fanta Zero, Sprite Zero, Coke Light, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Next, Pepsi Max, Crystal Clear, Lipton Ice Tea Zero (Light), Crystal Light, Monster Energy Lo-Carb, Robinson No Sugar Added Fruit Squash, Aquarius Zero, Smint, Stimorol Ice Stimorol Fusion, Freedent, Mentos, Sportlife, Sugarfree, etc.
Brand names for aspartame:
AminoSweet, NutraSweet, Equal, NatraTaste, Canderel, Spoonful, Equal-Measure, etc.
Caution! Aspartame is now being replaced in many products by sucralose (Splenda, E955) and/or Neotame (E961), but these sweeteners are also highly toxic!
Other harmful artificial sweeteners that you should avoid:
Acesulfame K (E950), Cyclamate (E952), Isomalt (E953), Saccharin (E954), Sucralose or Splenda (E955), Alitame (E956), Neohesperidine (E959), Neotame (E961), Salt of Aspartame-Acesulfame (E962), Maltitol (E965), Lactitol (E966), Xylitol (E967), Sorbitol (E420), Mannitol (E421), Glycerol (E422).
Natural sweetener and thus relatively safe:
Healthier sugar alternatives:
Organic raw cane sugar, organic maple syrup, honey and Stevia, the low calorie, all natural sweetener, used in Paraguay for centuries: