Gli additivi: il dolcificante aspartame

Additives: Aspartame

In 2005, the University of Anatomy and Cell Biology in Liverpool published the results of a 3-year research, conducted for the first time on the interaction of 4 specific additives. That’s what was discovered.

  1. Monosodium Glutamate (E621) combined with Bright Blue (E133) becomes 4 times more dangerous
  2. Aspartame (E951) combined with Quinoline Yellow (E104) becomes 7 times more dangerous.

The next additive we are talking about is Precisely Aspartame, the most marketed synthetic sweetener in the world, usually present in all those preserved-industrial foods or in “sugar-free” or “light” drinks. It consists of 3 components:

  1. 50% phenylalanine (many times its presence is reported through the words “contains a source of phenylalanine” for the rare people who are allergic to it)
  2. 40 % aspartic acid
  3. 10% dimethyl ester (compound that divides into very small amounts of formaldehyde, an extremely toxic poison for nerves: if taken in large quantities it is able to provoke brain tumors)

Aspartame is the most commonly used sugar substitute, and its collateral effects are more than 92 (list approved in 1995 in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration). They range from simple headaches to behavioral problems, brain cancer, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease to plaque sclerosis. It also causes addiction.

It is therefore vital to be able to identify and avoid it, especially for groups at risk: pregnant or breastfeeding women, children under 6 months of age, elderly people and/or with a weak immune system.

New synthetic sweeteners with the same function as aspartame have recently been placed on the market, and equally to be avoided. We find them under the name of Splenda” and “Neotame

It is up to the responsible consumers to make the conscious choice!

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