Category Archives: Aspartame

Aspartame Metabolism

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Sweeteners Sweeteners Everywhere

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Artificial Sweeteners Appearing Everywhere

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Diet Soft Drinks: Do They Cause Weight Loss?

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Water Versus Diet Beverages: Weight Loss Effects

It is widely understood that sugar sweetened soft drinks are a causative factor in weight gain, due to the additional fructose they can supply to the diet. However it is less widely understood that diet beverage may also have detrimental … Continue reading

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Why Is Aspartame Appearing Alongside Sugar?

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Aspartame and Glucose: Bad Combination?

Although the dangers of aspartame are well known to the public, the scientific community appears reluctant to research the biochemistry and neurophysiology of the sweetener. The reason for this is quite simple. The food industry is very powerful and rich … Continue reading

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Aspartame Alters Brain Chemistry?

Aspartame, also called L-aspartate-L-phenylalanine methyl ester, is an artificial sweetener used extensively in the food industry to replace sugar. The growth in demand for diet drinks initially fuelled increased consumption of aspartame amongst humans. However, more recently it has become … Continue reading

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Aspartame: You Can Run But You Can’t Hide

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener favoured by the food industry because of its sweet taste and non-calorific value. This makes it a popular choice for diet drinks and other sugar-free products. However, the bad publicity surrounding the adulteration of our … Continue reading

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Soft Drinks: Another Study, More Bad News

Regular readers of this blog will be aware of the detrimental effects that soft drink consumption has on health (here, here, here and here). Sugar sweetened soft drinks are damaging because of the presence of fructose either in the form … Continue reading

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