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Is Aspartame really harmful?

April 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Aspartame was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1981 as a sweetener and flavor enhancer.  Before and after its approval, scientific evidence from more than 30 years of extensive research and over 200 studies on animals and humans have attested to its safety.  These investigations included evaluations of alleged adverse effects.  These evaluations did not show a causal link between aspartame and the adverse effects. » Continue Reading

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Aspartame increases carbohydrate cravings?

December 4, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

I am a big diet soda drinker because I figured out that it is better than drinking the real sugar-loaded sodas that are available on the supermarkets. However, I heard from my US-based friend who was here for the holidays that aspartame can actually increase carbohydrate cravings. How true is this? » Continue Reading

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Aspartame Good for Diabetics?

August 17, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

There are lots of information we see on the internet regarding food that are good and bad for our health. As we are being flooded by these information, we should also be able to sort out which sources are reliable and which ones are myth and merely opinion based are not founded by professional studies. There are some articles about aspartame being bad and even deadly for diabetics, but is there any truth about it?

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Can Diabetics drink Diet Soda like Coke Zero?

February 8, 2015 Category :Health Watch 0

Yes and No. Diabetics can and cannot drink diet Soda like Coke Zero but should not drink it on a regular basis. Diet Sodas like Coke Zero are technically speaking calorie free. They have very few if no zero sugar in them. They are ideally designed for people who want to lose weight or prevent sugar-related diseases like diabetes. Instead of sugar, diet sodas are sweetened with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, acesulfame-k or sucralose. However, since diet sodas are carbonated beverage it contains sodium which is dangerous for high blood pressure or kidney problems which diabetics are at great risk.

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