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Given the very real health concerns linked to obesity, it is unfortunate that aspartame, which can help decrease sugar intake, should be the subject of decades of misinformation. A similar issue has emerged around another less harmful alternative to a product far deadlier than soda: vapour products that replace lethal cigarettes.
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Anything that enters our bodies through direct contact with our mucosal membranes, inhaled into our lungs or touches our skin for long periods of time has the highest chance of entering our blood stream and influencing our health, for good or bad.
Additives are chemical substances that are added to foods during preparation or storage in order to enhance presentation, taste, and shelf stability. Many additives have been critical for times of low food supplies, in places where crops don't thrive and when weather limits growth.
NEW YORK — A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves, but the new product isn't expected to arrive in Canada just yet. No changes are planned to any cola beverages in Cana...
NEW YORK — PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in the U.S. in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda. No...
It's been a rather tough year for artificial sweeteners. In that time, three new studies have been released suggesting they are poor substitutes for sugar. In the spring, an investigation into their use revealed a disconcerting association with the onset of depression. Then, a long-term analysis of their use revealed they may contribute to overall weight gain.
When I recently read that superstar Beyoncé, a role model to millions, especially her legions of young fans, signed a 50 million dollar deal with Pepsi, I was compelled to speak up. A lifestyle brand! Seriously? Do celebrities have a moral responsibility to talk their talk and walk their walk? I believe they do.
I am all for people making the decisions that best suit their needs, but what happens when they start imposing their decisions, ones that may not be in the name of health and optimal brain functioning, on their children? Like giving them a Coke a day. Kids don't need a sugar caffeine cocktail. Neither do adults.