This is the first time I have really written about this chemical that is an additive in many foods. I have heard all the stories about how bad it is for you and I personally don’t drink or eat anything that has it in it, but until recently it didn’t hit home how very bad it really is. There was a news story buried on the internet and the picture was what caught my eye. It was a lollipop lying on a sidewalk and there was a trail of ants that were walking around the pop, avoiding it like it was poison. That floored me because ants want to eat everything but they clearly didn’t want any part of the candy. I started thinking that the picture could have been doctored up so I took a packet of one of those fake sugars, ( I took it from a restaurant yesterday ) and I placed some in my yard where there were a few ants. Not one ant approached this pile of yumminess. I then put a small pile of plain white sugar in another area and low and behold, ants started for it immediately. Wow. You can try this experiment yourself and I’m positive you’ll have the same results. – I started to look into what aspartame is and this is some of what I found… Aspartame is considered to be the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to food. It is referred to as a ‘chemical poison’ and some of the side effects are: ( I had to delete all of these because of compliance rules but contact me for details! ) to name a few. There is too much for me to write about on here but you can easily get all this information by searching it out on a search engine. It will definitely make you think about ingesting it anymore. How our world associations back this ingredient as safe is beyond me. It’s pure craziness. Now, let me tell you how some of the purest essential oils can be better sweeteners and flavorings for your drinks, and they are safe! I use Lemon oil in my ice tea or water. Sometimes I will use our citrus blend, Cassia, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Grapefruit or Lime oils. Once you start incorporating these oils into your routine you won’t crave the other harmful substances again. And there are so many healthy benefits when you ingest these oils…what do you have to lose?
Have a great day! Jana
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