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Diet Soda, Aspartame Linked to Premature Death in Women
A study done over a 10 year period showed that women who drank diet soda containing aspartame increased their risk of heart attack by an unbelievable 30 percent, and increased their risk of an early death by as much as 50 percent. This was a large, long term study that involved more than 60,000 women.
The American College of Cardiology presented their findings and almost immediately the results were quickly dismissed with statements that diet drinks don’t cause these types of risks, and that the results were merely correlated. An article on CNBC flat out said that women who drink a lot of diet soda are simply trying to cover up or make up for their other unhealthy habits. They made this statement with absolutely no evidence to back it up. Why is it that anytime some type of synthetic vitamin is linked to increased mortality, the scientific community accepts this link whole-heartedly, but anything to do with diet soda is simply a coincidence?
Scientists refuse to delve into the issue, no matter how strong the data is, and refuse to explore the fact that aspartame is a well known neurotoxin, plain and simple. This is why women who consume diet soda have a more than 50 percent increase in death risk. Think about it: aspartame is made from the feces of genetically engineered bacteria. Poop from GMO bacteria. That should be enough to make most people turn away, but this fact is suppressed by the manufacturers.
Since aspartame is not made from any natural source, but a chemical material created in a lab, it breaks down into more chemical compounds such as methanol and formaldehyde. When it’s digested, formaldehyde becomes formic acid. This compound has been known to cause toxicity in animal biology.
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Those who, for whatever reason, want to deny that aspartame is dangerous, that all the methanol and formaldehyde has absolutely no effect on human health, continue their tirade saying that GMOs are harmless. It wasn’t that long ago that people used to tell you that mercury was harmless.
If aspartame is harmless, why is it then that it’s often linked to headaches and blurry eyesight, as well as neurological problems? Check it out; there are over 90 side effects that have been linked to aspartame, including memory loss, vertigo, insomnia, depression, seizures, headaches, migraines, hearing loss, numbness, and problems with vision, just to name a few.
Now, those big companies that produce sodas try to pretend that these side effects are not caused by their product. It appears that they believe the public is crazy. How else can they explain it? The soda companies are deceiving you and they are being unethical. They know about these problems, yet they continue to make and sell their products, telling you, in essence, that their product is safe and any side effects you are having is due to your imagination. That’s just plain wrong. Read more about why you should avoid diet sodas.
If you are a fan of diet sodas or other diet drinks, you are slowly killing yourself.
There are probably a thousand other beverages that are healthier, better tasting, and cheaper than diet sodas, and one of them is bound to suit your tastes. Tea, fruit juices, water, mineral water, almond milk, seltzer water mixed with fruit juice, or even a regular soda would be better for you than a diet soda loaded with aspartame (Find out 10 top reasons to drink lemon and warm water). You should know, also, that study after study shows that diet soda don’t help you lose weight, so you can’t even use that argument.
If for some reason you are still chugging those diet sodas, wake up! Find a healthier option, unless, of course, you plan on committing suicide via your diet drink.