I love sweets. And I don’t care to admit I have a sugar addiction. However, I don’t love the calories. So oftentimes, I use a sugar substitute like Stevia. Or I just limit the amount of sugar I use/eat. This isn’t always easy, though. It’s an ongoing battle. But one thing I do NOT have is anything with Aspartame in it in my home.
My husband and I are adamant that our son does not eat or drink anything containing Aspartame, at least the best we can. And honestly, I’m not sure if Stevia is really good for you, I’m still doing some research on this. There are new artificial sweeteners on the market all the time and I foresee more and more introduced to consumers as time goes on.
We just have to do our due diligence and know what we are putting in our and our family’s bodies.
Is Aspartame bad for you? Now this question I do feel I know the answer to…
And it’s a question many people ask. I love this infographic that compares Stevia and Aspartame. It’s astounding the number of people who now consume products that contain sugar-free sweeteners.
Check out the sweet and dirty truth for yourself: Stevia vs. Aspartame
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As you can see from the infographic the concerns with aspartame are serious and things that really concern me. And with aspartame in over 6,000 products (and growing every day) worldwide, it’s something worth worrying about.
For the record, I do not judge anyone who consumes products containing aspartame. It’s an individual choice that each of us has to make for ourselves. I just suggest doing your own research and make an informed decision.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, it is just my humble opinion as a mom who has done a lot of reading and researching, I don’t think aspartame is good for us.