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Unformatted text preview: Diet Soda: “Pick Your Diet Poison” Poison” Diet Coke and Equal Aspartame Aspartame- (According to a Clinical Study by P. Humphries) Study Phenylalanine­ 50% Warning Labels­ Mystery Amino Acid Aspartic Acid­ 40% Amino Acid­ Harmless Methanol­ 10% Toxic product of Aspartame Methanol As I learned in Organic Chemistry Lab: Just a small amount of Methanol can cause blindness Enough Methanol is Deadly Methanol can create Formaldehyde through certain processes in the body FDA The FDA approves Aspartame as well as a sugar substitute that has recently replaced aspartame as the world’s leading sugar substitute… Coke Zero and Splenda Sucralose Sucralose Green elements= Chlorine atoms Chlorine with a Carbon= a Chlorocarbon Reaction occurs readily in the body Chlorocarbons are responsible for a great number of deaths: Disinfectants Incecticides Poison Gas used in WWI Splenda Sweetener Dr. James Bowen, a physician who is a survivor of aspartame poisoning: “In test animals Splenda produced swollen livers, as do all chlorocarbon poisons, and also calcified the kidneys of test animals in toxicity studies” Sucralose Widely accepted as a safer sugar substitute +Positive+ Side of Sugar Side Substitutes Substitutes Sugar substitutes are very helpful for those who have diabetes and struggle with a sweet tooth. If used properly, sugar substitutes can help one cut back on his or her calorie intake. Using Diet Sweeteners Properly In a brief article in New Scientist Journal, diet drinks have been proven to make test animals and humans gain weight However, this is not due to the components of the diet drink, but the psychology of it. Low Calorie Intake Diet drinks provide a small reprieve from calorie intake and only help in losing weight if one considers what he or she is eating as well. Diet drinks cause people psychologically to want to eat more; therefore, leading to the myth of the actual components of diet drinks causing one to gain weight. Pros and Cons Works Cited Bowen, James. "THE LETHAL SCIENCE OF SPLENDA,." Sucralose Toxicity Information Center. 08 May 2005. Web. 29 Sept. 2009. <>. Humphries, P., E. Pretorius, and H. Naude. "Direct and indirect cellular effects of aspartame on the brain.(Clinical report)." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 62.4 (April 2008): 451(12). "The paradox of diet sweeteners.(Brief article)." New Scientist 197.2643 (Feb 16, 2008): 19(1). ...
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