by: John “Hennry” Harris
Fact: Sodas are the biggest source of calories for all of Americans. According to most studies, the average American drinks about two cans per day. Diet soda drinkers are not as safe as they think they are. Diet sodas have their own set of side effects that range from adding inches to your waistline to kidney and reproductive problems.
In an effort to boost declining sales of Diet Coke, Coke has devised a clever
deceptive ad campaign claiming that aspartame, an artificial sweetener in Diet Coke, is a “healthy alternative” to sugar.
The test ads are being rolled out in Atlanta and Chicago in the form of full-page advertisements disguised as public service announcements. Kind of like those infomercials, that are made to appear like a news program or talk show, the ads are of little substance and a lot of spin. The message of the advertisements is simple: Aspartame is safe. It’s better for you than sugar, and drinking Diet Coke can help you stay healthy and trim.
Multiple studies have found the opposite to be true. According to a study done by the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, aspartame actually will make you gain weight because it stimulates the appetite. It has also been revealed that aspartame increases carbohydrate cravings and stimulates fat storage.
Aspartame has been linked to brain cancer and in 1995, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration documented 92 aspartame related symptoms including: migraines, memory loss, obesity, seizures, infertility, dizziness, change in seizures, fatigue and neurological problems.
Multiple studies conducted over decades have time and time again proven aspartame to be a chemical that should not even be in our food supply. Technically it is not even a food but a synthetic compound of two amino acids (l-aspartyl-l-phenylalanine o-methyl ester).
Consumers need to pull the veil from over their eyes and make better food choices. Our food choices are literally killing us and what you think you are buying may not be what you are getting. Cloned meat has been allowed into the food supply and manufacturers are not required to fully disclose dangers on labels. Genetically modified organisms/foods (GMO) are more prevalent and the FDA, who is supposed to protect consumers, seems content to overlook these questionable practices.