Artificial Sweeteners: The bad and the the ugly which you could still be consuming

by Polly N on January 9, 2014

As our 21st century lives have become busier and more fast-paced, food producers have tried to cater to our needs by making food more aesthetically appealing and more convenient so that we can grab it, make it in a dash and so it lasts longer on our kitchen shelves. This means that what may have started off as a whole food, becomes less than desirable with the addition of additives, colourings and preservatives, which are causing chronic disease, allergies, nutritional deficiencies and more.


As there are over 14,000 laboratory-made additives used in our food these days, let’s look at one of the worst offenders:

Artificial Sweeteners

The food industry has tried to dupe us into believing that ‘diet’ versions of foods are better for us because they have less sugar but the truth is that the addition of artificial sweeteners are far more harmful to our health. The way they break down in the body causes a cascade of toxicity leading to brain cancer, insomnia, migraines and depression.

Are you still consuming foods that contain the below sweeteners because if you are, you are dining on pure unadulterated poison! Sorry to scare you but this stuff is toxic and highly addictive. They come in a number of different forms:



Saccaharine (Sweet-n-low)

Sucralose (Splenda)


Acesulfame (Sunnett)

Of all of these, aspartame is the most common as it is used in over 6,000 products by 250 million people and as this product was never tested on humans before it was somehow approved, those people are unwittingly being used as a human experiment! As a result, we have more incidences of people suffering from migraines, tumours, insomnia and headaches.

Aspartame is found in many of these products:

Diet sodas and fizzy drinks

Chewing gum



Tabletop sweeteners

Drinking powders

“Sugar-free” products


Flavoured water

“Low-calorie” foods

I encourage you to move away from the processed foods and get back into the kitchen and start using whole foods that haven’t been messed about with by people in white coats because your health is being compromised.  You have the choice of what you put in your mouth and if you want to stay well, it’s best you read labels and steer clear of any food that claims to have less sugar or less calories or contains ingredients you can’t pronounce!

There is good news however! There are plenty of amazing natural alternatives that are much healthier for you. Click here to find out what they are.

So, will you be changing some things now you know this? I hope so!



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