- Addiction, Alzheimer's

Aspartame – 5 Common Side Effects of Aspartame and a Healthy Alternative

Aspartame is a popular food additive to replace sugar as a calorie free sweetener. Found mainly in diet-soda, chewing gum, and anything else being advertised as sugar/fat free. It is very addictive and tastes really good, which is why people have such a hard time getting off products such as diet-coke. It’s called “coke” for a reason.

The dangers of aspartame and its side effects are astronomical, but here’s a short list. I highly recommend doing further research on this very dangerous chemical that millions of people consume on a daily basis without knowing its side-effects.

Here are 5 common side effects of Aspartame:

• Memory Loss
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Headaches/migraines
• Depression
• Sleep problems

There are many more side effects than this, but a lot these are what I used to suffer from when I’d consume a product with Aspartame in it. Luckily, I was fortunate enough to come into awareness early on, and was able to stop taking products with it. It was difficult, but I completely stopped my soda and chewing gum addiction. If I can cut these out of my life, I know you can too. I promise the benefits are so worth it. Your ability to be happy, and have an amazing life full of fun experiences depends on having good health.

Like I said earlier, this is a very short list of what the long term side affects of aspartame are, there are many more and I encourage further research. I highly recommend not consuming anything that contains aspartame, ever! Especially if you’re pregnant or ill. If you’re looking a sugar substitute, I recommend Stevia as a natural, healthy alternative that tastes great!

Aspartame and the Liver

A lot of my studies have been on the liver, and just how important they are to our bodies and good health. Our livers are responsible for so much that we absolutely must become more aware of how to keep it healthy.

Our livers break down all our foods, cleanses the toxins in our bodies, processes all of our sensory input, and is our heat-furnace. It’s the only organ in the body that can regenerate.

Fluoride is extremely hard on our livers, which are already extremely over abused in our society. Eliminating Aspartame can play an important role in helping to heal our livers.