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Most popular protein powders loaded with artificial sweeteners, modified (GMO) corn starch and toxic dyes

3/25/2015 - Look on the back of just about every popular protein powder container and you'll see a long list of ingredients in addition to whey, soy and casein. Little do most people know that many of the "other" items include GMO ingredients and toxic, synthetic sweeteners that can permanently damage the body. Aspartame,...

10 reasons to ditch the diet soda and artificially sweetened gum

1/15/2015 - First of all, artificial sweeteners are linked to diabetes, so let's not even go there. According to a new study, reaching for "fake" sugars means trading calories for type 2 diabetes -- no thanks! A better choice would be to eat organic honey and exercise, but doctors don't tell you that. So we turn...

Sucralose vs. aspartame: which of these top two artificial sweeteners is the better choice?

7/2/2014 - Junk food manufacturers are constantly developing new tactics to capture the public's dollar. The low-fat, sugar-free craze, for instance, has generated a profusion of "diet" junk foods laced with artificial sweetener chemicals like sucralose (Splenda) and aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), both of which...

Extra-caffeinated soda and chemical sweeteners for breakfast? PepsiCo introduces 'Kickstart' soda for people who absolutely hate themselves

2/19/2013 - Ah, there's nothing like a heavy dose of caffeine, corn syrup and highly acidic phosphoric acid in the morning. And bringing it to you is none other than PepsiCo, the company that habitually uses aspartame, MSG and GMOs across its product line. Apparently drinking an aspartame-laced, caffeine-spiked...

Artificial sweeteners and flavor enhancers are dangerous

5/3/2012 - Due to our society's love of sugar, scientists have been able to synthetically produce artificial sweeteners and flavor enhancers. These artificial sweeteners give us the same pleasure as sugar without the calories and dangerous effects on insulin signaling and triglyceride formation. This includes...

Artificial sweeteners may be to blame for inflammatory bowel disease

7/27/2011 - The cause of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, has been toted as 'unknown' by mainstream medical establishments for years. Emerging in the past century and spiking in the 1950's, IBD is responsible for the suffering of countless individuals...

Inventing sweeteners - Meet neotame, the cousin of aspartame

3/20/2011 - Developed by Monsanto and made by NutraSweet, neotame was approved in 2002 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This artificial sweetener is being used as an additive in practically anything humans consume from soft drinks, dairy products, and yogurt to frozen desserts and even chewing gum. In...

Artificial sweeteners alter how body handles real sugar

4/16/2010 - Artificial sweeteners may cause metabolic changes in how the body reacts to real sugar, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Conventional scientific wisdom has been that because artificial sweeteners such as saccharin,...

Artificial Sweeteners are Continually Found to be Unsafe and Toxic

11/14/2009 - A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology in San Diego found that adult women who drink at least two diet sodas a day experience a 30 percent drop in kidney function over the course of a decade. Findings indicate that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame...

Artificial Sweeteners Stay in the Water Supply

7/1/2009 - A new study investigating the ability of water treatment facilities to remove artificial sweeteners from municipal water supplies has found that significant amounts remain despite the implementation of high-tech industrial water purification. Researchers from the Water Technology Centre in Karlsruhe,...

High-Fructose Corn Syrup and Diabetes: What the Experts Say

6/17/2009 - According to the Corn Refiners Association, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is no worse for you than any other dietary carbohydrate. Many health experts, however, disagree, warning consumers that HFCS is strongly correlated with diabetes and obesity. Today, we bring you selected quotes about HFCS...

Mike Adams, Founder of the Consumer Wellness Center, Discusses Healthy Sweeteners

6/12/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's The Healthiest Year of Your Life Program which can be found at (http://www.thehealthiestyearofyourlife.com) . In this excerpt, Mike Adams weighs in on sweeteners including one's to avoid and one's to try. He also shares great resources for natural health. The...

Diet Sweeteners Can Make You Sick and Fat

3/6/2008 - If you are among those calorie-conscious consumers who opt for diet sodas or other diet products, you may actually ruin your health and become fat, according to several new studies. A Purdue University study published 10 February 2008 in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience reported that rats on diets...

How Sweet It Is: Our Love-Hate Relationship With Sweeteners

2/15/2008 - Our love-hate relationship with sweeteners has often been a question of choosing one's poisons, as no choice has been without its problems. Sugar and artificial sweeteners tend to disrupt satiety, which causes overeating, spike the fat storing hormone insulin and lead to age-accelerating molecules....

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about the safety of artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose

7/7/2006 - -- According to a June report by Mintel, nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about the safety of artificial sweeteners such as sucralose and aspartame, which could impact the direction of the sugar-free foods market. Although sales of sugar-free products have not declined, 64 percent of...

Artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose may actually promote obesity and weight gain, says research

7/1/2004 - Groundbreaking new research published in the International Journal of Obesity reveals that artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose -- precisely the kinds of chemical sweeteners found in diet soft drinks or many low-carb food products -- may actually promote obesity by tricking the body into...

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