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I was just wondering what your thoughts are on aspartame... I have tried to do some research about it, some sites say:" It's been aproved by the FDA, It's perfectly safe, etc..." Yet on the... Read More

  1. Visit  nursetobe-babe profile page
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    Originally posted by RainbowSkye
    Has anyone used the herb stevia for sweetening stuff? It's different from sugar, and better than all the artificial stuff to me.

    Here's some info:
    I've used stevia... It's really gross... has a taste of its own so it changes the taste of whatever you are putting it in ( esp gross in coffee)
  2. Visit  renerian profile page
    #40 0
    We studied it in my BS program and many studies say not to overconsume it others say never and still others say it is safe.

  3. Visit  cactus wren profile page
    #41 0
    Hey Guys....Thanks !!!!!!

    When I first read this thread...I had an AHha !!! moment........
    And quit Diet Coke ( have tried Diet RC with Splenda....ok, but not my DC...but I`ll adjust

    Anyways, for the first time in 3 years my fingers don`t hurt...have quit the Celebrex that was keeping them working

    and other assorted aches ie knees, feet, wrists are also gone.....what a doofus i feel i am...Never,never haerd about this.....

    I even have drug out some crocheting that I had given up in because the pain in my hands made it impossoble

    Thanks again...You ALL ROCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Visit  RN2B2005 profile page
    #42 0
    My mother was tentatively diagnosed with an aspartame allergy a few years ago; she drank a Diet Coke and then had a seizure, slamming her minivan into a telephone pole.

    I'm a little skeptical, personally; she's had Diet Coke since with no problem, as well as other aspartame-containing desserts (my mother is famous for not understanding that aspartame=Nutrasweet).

    However! I don't eat aspartame personally because I hate the aftertaste, and I don't feed it to my son unless there is no other option--for instance, all of the Pedialyte flavours EXCEPT apple and grape have aspartame instead of sugar. I think this obsession with artificial sweeteners is a hallmark of American thinking--we don't want to eat natural, wholesome sugar because. well, it's SUGAR; but we suck down the artificial sweeteners and then attribute all sorts of problems to them. Why does a kid with diarrhea need Nutrasweet?!

    When I do choose to use a sugar substitute, or to drink a diet soda, I choose sucralose (Splenda), which is actually a modified sugar molecule. It doesn't have the rampant aftertaste of aspartame or saccharin, and I am just more comfortable with a modified sugar molecule instead of a de novo molecule like aspartame. Diet Rite soda has sucralose, as do a couple of other sodas. It's more expensive than sugar, Nutrasweet, or saccharin, but it's much tastier than the last two.

  5. Visit  ayemmeff profile page
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    Originally posted by Mel D
    Blech. I'll take sugar over fake crap any day.

    I'm with you on this one MelD.Sugar or "go-without!" My husband feels the same about margarine/butter substitutes after watching a programme about how they are manufactured.