Controversy always surrounds the artificial sweetener Aspartame , but do you realize it is currently found in over 6000 foods . Here we examine the far reaching effects it has on our brains.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved the use of aspartame in the early 80′s and has since set what they consider to be an acceptable daily intake of no more than 50 mg per kilogram of body weight. Which means that an adult weighing 165 pounds should consume no more than 3,750 mg of aspartame daily. Considering that an average can of diet soda typically contains approximately 180 mg of aspartame that means the FDA’s alleged “safe” limit is equivalent to about 21 cans of diet soda per day!
But is any level of aspartame actually safe for us? For decades now researchers have highlighted that aspartame can be responsible for headaches, memory loss, mood changes, and also depression. Many consumer complaints and anecdotal evidence back them up. For instance more than 75% of all the adverse reactions to the wide range of food additives reported to the FDA concern aspartame. Such reported problems include headaches, migraines, problems with vision, tinnitus, depression, joint pain, insomnia, heart palpitations, and muscle spasms.
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