Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Other White Stuff

We all were enchanted by the notion that we could use sugar substitutes guilt free.  I joined the bandwagon and tore open blue and yellow packets sweetening up ice tea and coffee. I was in the dark as so many were/are about the ramifications to our health.  The sugar substitutes, if harmful, couldn't be worse than using the real stuff, right?  Wrong.

Why I am kicking "the other white stuff" out:

image0011 What You Need to Know About Sugar Substitutes
The Department of Health and Human Services have identified 90 different symptoms associated with the use of aspartame, sucralose and saccharin. 

Here are just a few of the symptoms:

Headaches, rapid heart rate, numbness, seizures, slurred speech, rashes, loss of hearing, nausea, dizziness, irritability, insomnia, depression, anxiety, visual disturbances, joint pain, fatigue

Research also has concluded that the following diseases and conditions are worsened by ingesting aspartame:

diabetes, brain tumors, birth defects, mental retardation, epilepsy, MS, fibromyalgia

I  am sharing this information because you owe it to yourself and the ones who love you to avoid and limit the consumption of man made sweetners. This is a different kind of post for me; I was prompted to share this while recently watching a beautiful mother of two putting six (yes, SIX) yellow packets of sweetner into grande cap.  

It won't take long for your tastebuds to adjust and your body will pay you back with better overall health.


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