A lot of people ask me about sweeteners and here’s the truth. All sugars, real or not, aren’t really that great. Even the sugar in fruit is still sugar. Bottom line is sugar, in any form, is still sugar. It feeds disease and packs on the extra calories that turn into fat and weight gain. However, we live in the real world and I know that we all will consume sugar in our life, if not daily. The secret is to make smart decision about how much you intake and from what source you get it from. The one thing everyone on this planet should avoid is those blue, pink and yellow packets. In one form or another they all contain as aspartame. Below is an article that the makers of aspartame don’t want you to see. These companies are fooling you because the just change to name of aspartame and try telling you it’s “natural”. Here’s the truth…THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO SELL YOU MORE POSION!! Don’t fall for they lies!!!
KISS fact: Try stevia instead, it has no calories and is 300xs sweeter than sugar. The secret is to get leaf stevia only not the stems, that’s why it maybe bitter if you use too much.
Guess what aspartame is made from. Hint: It rhymes with ‘hoop’
So, you know that artificial sweetener that soft drink companies are telling you is perfectly safe? Well, aspartame might or not be safe, but apparently it’s made with, um, bacteria poop. And not even natural bacteria poop, but genetically-modified bacteria poop. Franken-poop! Anyway, the patent for aspartame production, filed in 1981, is now available online, and it turns out that aspartame is made by feeding genetically modified E. coli bacteria, harvesting their protein waste (which contains the aspartic acid-phenylalanine amino acid segment aspartame is made from) and then adding methanol to the harvested proteins. So think about that the next time you chug down your morning Big Gulp of diet soda.
AND METHANOL IS …….
Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, wood naphtha or wood spirits, is a chemical with the formula CH3OH (often abbreviated MeOH). Methanol acquired the name “wood alcohol” because it was once produced chiefly as a byproduct of the destructive distillation of wood. Modern methanol is produced in a catalytic industrial process directly from carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen.
Methanol is the simplest alcohol, and is a light, volatile, colorless, flammable liquid with a distinctive odor very similar to, but slightly sweeter than, that of ethanol (drinking alcohol). At room temperature, it is a polar liquid, and is used as an antifreeze, solvent, fuel, and as a denaturant for ethanol. It is also used for producing biodiesel via transesterification reaction.
Methanol ingested in large quantities is metabolized to formic acid or formate salts, which is poisonous to the central nervous system, and may cause blindness, coma, and death. Because of these toxic properties, methanol is frequently used as a denaturant additive for ethanol manufactured for industrial uses.
DO YOU THINK ASPARTAME IS SAFE NOW?????