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Aspartame

Diet Pepsi Is Going Aspartame Free

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living

PepsiCo announced on Monday that its bottled and canned Diet Pepsi products are now aspartame free. Diet Pepsi, Diet Pepsi Wild Cherry and Diet P...

What You Should Really Choose Between Diet And Regular Soda

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living

Artificial sweeteners are linked with cancer, right? Turns out, it's not quite that cut and dry. Most of the research into the sweetener-cancer ...

Diet Pepsi With Aspartame Isn't Going Away Completely

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 07.10.2015 | Taste

Aspartame lovers can stop hoarding Diet Pepsi now.  In April, PepsiCo announced that it was removing aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response ...

What You Eat Isn't What You Get: The 6 Troubling Ingredients Hiding in Your Food

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Let's start with the problem. The problem today is obesity and diabetes are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that...

The Blind Spot in the Anti-Soda Crusade

Gail Sullivan | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Gail Sullivan

There is much we still don't understand about how artificial sweeteners may affect humans, but a growing body of research suggests turning to diet soda to feed a sugar craving may not be a good bet. A smart approach is to reduce consumption of sugar, fake or real.

Some Gut Microbes Love Diet Soda... and They're Not the Good Guys

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

This study shows quite nicely that non-caloric sweeteners can alter gut microbes in mice -- a change that has negative metabolic consequences -- and provides preliminary evidence that it can happen in humans too.

Diet Soda: Builds Desire, Decreases Satisfaction

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The question of what these sweeteners do to our body -- and by what mechanism -- is far from settled, but this study adds to the realization that looking just at calorie counts, without thinking a little more about the actual ingredients, might not be enough to lead to long-term weight control and health.

Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition

Andy Bellatti | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to recognize that cooking a pot of oatmeal is vastly different from making a Three Musketeers bar in a processing plant?

New Study: Diet Soda meets Straw Man

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A new study in the journal Obesity, comparing diet soda to water for weight loss, has resulted in extensive and worldwide media coverage -- some of it, to my surprise, directly involving me. My involvement derives from my published opinions about diet soda and artificial sweeteners, which thus far remain unchanged after reading the study in question.

Chronic Illness and Lyme: What You're Not Being Told

Beth Greer | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

The first place to start if you have a chronic illness is to become intimately aware of what goes in you, on you and surrounds you. Awareness can bring about change.

Coke Defends Controversial Ingredient

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Coca-Cola plans to run its first ad defending the safety of artificial sweeteners on Wednesday, a move that comes as the company looks to ...

Reasonable Certainty of No Harm?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The FDA could easily ban unnecessary ingredients like partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, mycoprotein, Red 3, and BHA. And it could set safe conditions of use on substances like sugar and salt. But the FDA has done nothing about, or has even defended, each of those unsavory substances.

Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Some foods have been promoted as "healthy" when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples. Here's an expansion on his observations.

PHOTOS: 12 Sweeteners You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living

A century ago, sweets got their treacly punch from ingredients like honey, molasses or even table sugar. Today, a glance at the ingredients on the pac...

Aspartame in "Milk?"

Kalyn Weber | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Kalyn Weber

The standard-of-identity laws are there for a reason. So here is my advice for the Dairy Industry: If you want to put artificial sweeteners in milk, just start calling your "milk-like drink" something else. Leave the "milk" label for the real stuff.

Sugary Drinks Linked to Over 180,000 Deaths Worldwide

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Many people mistakenly believe that as long as you are drinking fruit juice, it's healthy even though it's sweet, but this is a dangerous misconception.

Ruminations on Aspartame and Milk

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Little rumination is required to reach this conclusion: Cows don't make aspartame. But they don't make strawberry flavoring, either. This is relevant to a debate that involves a petition by the dairy industry to the FDA to change what qualifies as milk.

Aspartame Pathway

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Coca-Cola notes that "when aspartame is digested, the body breaks it down into aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol" -- and it is methanol that is one of the root problems with aspartame.

Scary Dairy Proposal: Aspartame in Kids' Milk

Tana Amen | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Tana Amen

While the dairy industry thinks we should embrace chemical sweeteners in our kids' milk to win the war against childhood obesity, in my upcoming book, The Omni Diet, I examine the case against drinking milk at all.

Thousands Angered By Milk In Aspartame Petition

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

Consumer group SumOfUs is urging the FDA to reject a dairy industry petition currently being considered by agency, which asks that the requirement to...

Milk May No Longer Have To Tell You Upfront Why It's So Tasty

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.28.2013 | Business

Got diet milk? The dairy industry for the past three years has been hoping to sell you some under the guise of just plain "milk," so that chocolate an...

Artificially Sweetened Chocolate Milk in Schools: Why I'm Concerned

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.28.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Given that the dairy industry is also asking for changes with respect to seventeen other products, one wonders if it's not using the appealing image of "school children drinking wholesome, lower calorie milk" as a Trojan horse to quietly overhaul the labeling of the entire dairy aisle.

ALL The Facts About Artificial Sweetener

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

People often ask my opinion about diet sodas. Many see them as a harmless substitute for sugar-sweetened beverages. Others are deeply distrustful of the artificial sweeteners they contain -- and there are plenty of scary rumors circulating on the Internet to bolster these suspicions.

Does This Aspartame Make My Butt Look Fat?

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

The safety of aspartame -- the artificial sweetener sold under the brand names Equal and NutraSweet -- has been the subject of many studies over the years. But despite all the hype about controversy, there is no aspartame controversy.

Sugar Substitute Round-Up: What You Can And Can't Cook With

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Things used to be simple. If we wanted something sweet, we turned to sugar, or honey or maple syrup. But now we've got options when it comes to sweetn...