BodybuildingPro.com Articles Database Articles by Writer Bodybuilding Articles by Zach Bashore Stay Away From Aspartame
Stay Away From Aspartame
April 10, 2006
Aspartame can be found in many diet sodas and sugar free candies. The
makers of these products claim that they are healthier because they contain
few calories and less sugar than that of their normal products. But is
aspartame actually healthier? This article is going to explain what
aspartame is, known side effects associated with consuming, and how these
side effects occur.
Aspartame is the methyl ester of amino acids' aspartic acid and
phenylalanine. It is an active ingredient in almost 5,000 beverages and
foods you consume, and comes in the names Candrecel, Nutrasweet, and Equal.
Aspartame is even used as a table condiment, and is also found in many
chewable vitamin supplements. Aspartame is mostly used to give people a
"sweet taste" that is craved when dieting. But with all the known side
effects associated with consuming, it makes you wonder if it's even worth
The main problem associated with consuming aspartame is the problems it
can cause you mentally. The following list sums up the known side effects
that consumption of aspartame can bring:
- seizures and convulsions
- brain cancer
- severe headaches
- personality changes
- panic attacks
- memory loss
- chronic fatigue
Aspartame can even lead to physical problems such as:
- sexual problems
- birth defects
- burning urination & other urination problems
- parkinson's disease
- hair loss / baldness or thinning of hair
- slurring of speech
- infection susceptibility
- rapid heart beat
- joint pain
- weight gain
- high blood pressure
- chest pains
The above side effects happen because methanol is released in the small
intestine when the methyl group of aspartame encounters the enzyme
chymotrypsin. The methanol is then turned to formaldehyde, which is then
converted to formic acid. To give you an example of how dangerous this is,
think of formic acid as an ant sting poison, which it is primarily used for.
It is also used to strip epoxy and urethane coatings, just what your body
doesn't need! When aspartame is consumed, the ingredients flow straight to
your brain, leaving you with all the above symptoms.
Aspartame's dangers don't effect everyone, but for the vast majority of
us, we should stay away from it. Sugar is actually safer and more healthy,
so think about that before you crack open your next can of diet soda
thinking you are doing yourself a favor. If you are dieting and need to have
something sweet, then go exercise and use post-workout nutrition in order to
satisfy your sweet tooth. That way you don't have to worry about the
excessive calories. Until next time, later.
MY SITE: www.geocities.com/bashore69/bodybuildingarticles.html
Back To Zach Bashore's Main Page
Back to General Health Database
Back to Sugar / Sweeteners Database
Back to Contest Pages Database
Back to Mr. Olympia Pages Database
Back to Writers Database
Back to Bodybuilders Database
Back to Discussion Forum
Back to EZINE Database
Visitor Reviews Of This Article!
Read Visitor Reviews - Write Your Own Review
|ProMera Health Con-Cret Smaller Doses for Superior Results!
- The Future Of Creatine Is CON-CRET! Creatine Hydrochloride is revolutionary as presented at the 2009 ISSN World Conference in New Orleans.
- CON-CRET has superior solubility, uptake and efficiency -- greater than creatine monohydrate.
BUY IT NOW