Yet another reason to avoid diet drinks/foods

http://healthimpactnews.com/2012/why-aspartame-is-far-worse-than-high-fructose-corn-syrup/

Why Aspartame is FAR Worse than Sugar

While many of the artificial sweeteners have reportedly similar side effects, aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious, including seizures and death. About 90 different adverse effects have been linked to aspartame, including:

Headaches

migraines

Muscle spasms Tachycardia Anxiety attacks
Dizziness Weight gain Insomnia Slurred speech
Seizures Rashes Vision problems Loss of taste
Nausea Irritability Tinnitus Memory loss
Numbness Fatigue Breathing difficulties Joint pain

Recent research also suggests diet sodas may increase stroke risk, and according to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of aspartame

Brain tumors

Multiple Sclerosis

Epilepsy

CFS/ FM

Parkinson’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease

Mental retardation

Lymphoma

Diabetes

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