Aspartame is used in the vast majority of low-fat products is, at first sight, a miraculous innovation. It is a sweetener of synthesis which allows to replace regular sugar and even a sweetness 200 times higher than sucrose and saccharose ! So just small amounts to have a sweet taste. It is therefore, a priori, the ideal ingredient to help a person who is conscious of his line, or making a plan, so, which is more obliged to reduce the proportions of the food it consumes (light products have between 10% and 25% fewer calories).
Light products are more expensive
Another interest, and not least, is that aspartame is much less expensive than sugar “Classic” allowing manufacturers to save money. This does not prevent light products be significantly more expensive than their counterparts “Classics”. The reaction of the nutritionist Jean-Philippe Zermati is without appeal : “It is totally unnecessary to consume products lightened to reduce weight or prevent overweight. These products do not prevent grow (…), they have no positive influence, they cost only more expensive”.
Make even you fat and incite instead to eat more low-fat products !
First, a consumer will more easily say that due to consume more will have no impact on its weight. It is a big mistake! (Attention to the promises of the labels 0% for example). Secondly the aspartame is supposed to lose weight, Gold Illinois researchers have conducted an experiment on rats and strangely arrive at another conclusion :
There are two groups of rats. The first group receives as food sweet yoghurt (with real sugar : glucose). The second group received the same yogurt but where the glucose has been replaced by sweeteners (aspartame, saccharin and xylitol). They found that the second group had 40% weight and more the first group !
Conclusion : sweeteners push the body to consume more food. Indeed the body expects to have glucose and the associated calories (with the sweet taste of the food) but not receive. The body will be pushed to eat more because will continue to claim these calories and therefore grows more.
We already clearly see the problem of products lightened on their goal : eat lighter and lose weight. This is nothing next to the serious disorders caused by the key element of low-fat products : aspartame.
Aspartame is endangering our health
Present in a multitude of foods such as frozen desserts, the sugar substitutes, the chewing gum, drinks (sodas, juices etc.), cereals, yoghurt, icings, jams … and even in medicines (more than 600 drugs according to the AFSSA), vitamins and supplements of synthesis without that latter aspartame is noted on the list of ingredients. We see, aspartame is everywhere, and not only in the light products.
That contains aspartame ?
Aspartame (or E951) consists of :
- Phenylalanine 50% (an amino acid)
- Aspartic acid 40% (an amino acid)
- Methanol 10% (wood alcohol)
- Dioxopiperazine or DKP (When aspartame degrades)
Indeed, aspartame is stable when dry but degrades at 30 ° C where it becomes very dangerous. But back at the outset to the effects of various compounds of aspartame :
Phenylalanine is an amino acid normally present in the brain and brought by the power. It has been shown that ingesting aspartame could be too high levels of phenylalanine in the brain and blood. Excessive levels can reduce the secretion of serotonin and lead to depression. A study was done on rats and demonstrated that some of those fed aspartame developed with brain tumours Unlike the referent group (You should also remember that man is much more sensitive than animals to aspartame). Neurosurgeon Dr. Russel Blaylock says that excessive levels of phenylalanine may cause of the schizophrenia and a apoplexy (abrupt suspension of the function of the brain).
Aspartic acid is an amino acid that causes (in its free form that is not connected to the protein) elevation of neurotransmitters in certain areas of the brain. In normal times they facilitate the transmission of information between neurons in the brain. Excess “they destroy some neurons by authorizing invasion of overdose calcium in cells which triggers an excessive increase in free radicals that kill nerve cells and creates holes in the brain” (Exit & Otherwise choose No. 17). This process of destruction of neurons is done slowly and gradually. It is necessary that at least 75% an area of the brain nerve cells are killed before they can detect a chronic as the multiple sclerosis, the hearing loss, the memory loss, the epileptic seizures, the AIDS dementia, d disease’Alzheimer's, from Parkinson etc.
Amino acids are therefore not safe contrary to what we may believe, especially during chemical transformations caused by heat.
Also called wood alcohol, methanol is a dangerous poison ! In the body it deteriorates with heat acid Formique and Formaldehyde (a deadly neurotoxin). EPA (The United States environmental protection agency) claims that methanol “is a cumulative poison given the low proportion eliminated after its absorption”. The allowable daily dose (ADI) methanol is of 7,8 mg/day. Or by drinking a litre of drink aspartame is 56 mg of methanol ! On overdose so quickly authorized.
Wine and other alcoholic beverages also contain a lot of methanol but are, them, equipped with a “antidote” : ethanol makes it harmless to the body because it stops its transformation into formaldehyde, which is very toxic. Even if wine contains many more methanol than sodas for example cannot compare them in terms of toxicity.
Methanol disorders : memory lapses, headache, neuritis, behavioural disorders, numbness, ringing in the ears, chills, gastrointestinal problems, Vertigo, vision problems ( vision obscured, Misty, retinal damage, loss of sight etc.).
Formaldehyde is carcinogenic, night at the reproduction of the DNA, alter the retina and cause prenatal defects.
The DKP is a by-product of the metabolism of phenylalanine that is involved, among others, in the occurrence of brain tumours and causes of change in cholesterol levels according to toxicologist American Jacqueline Verrett. The DKP synthesizes in drinks containing aspartame after prolonged storage.
Effects observed after consumption of aspartame :
(source : out - otherwise .com)
During the Gulf War soldiers have bus very large quantities of drinks with aspartame which were, the ambient temperature, heated to more than 30 ° C. Many of them have developed unknown ailments resulting from formaldehyde poisoning.
Between 1983 and 1987, in the United States, the incidence of tumours has increased 6% in men and 11% among women, period which coincides with the placing on the market of food of aspartame.
Why aspartame is not prohibited ?
250 millions of people consume daily aspartame in the world (After out - otherwise .com).
The consumer is that rarely a migraine and a rapprochement taken aspartame. The fact that some symptoms appear that years after consumption also reinforces this idea.
The power of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries is huge because they arrive at corrupt government agencies such as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States. They sponsor of false studies on aspartame, falsify the data and hiding the dangers. After out - otherwise .com, “40% of they were financed by the industrialist Monsanto, producer of the product”. Aspartame is two times cheaper than sugar and related to industrial more than a billion dollars per year !
In 1985, the toxicologist Adrian Gross said before the US Congress “There is not the shadow of a doubt, aspartame causes tumors in the brain…”. Despite that the FDA has not removed the list of food additives aspartame “safe”. The new head of the FDA at the time, Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes was refuted by its own commission of inquiry and allowed even aspartame in beverages which makes it even more dangerous.
Authorizing aspartame FDA violated the Delaney amendment which is sensible avoid the introduction of carcinogenic substances such as methanol (with formaldehyde) and the DKP. If a government agency violates its own rules, sensible consumer protection, that the protect as a last resort ?
What solution ?
Corinne Couget has published in his article “Aspartame : a poison !” (appeared in Biocontact in 2005) that adverse effects of aspartame are often reversible. It indeed offers to stop completely, during 60 days, the consumption of aspartame, avoid red meats (which naturally contain phenylalanine), Cook yourself dishes and drink 2 litres of water per day.
Beyond this test it is necessary simply to read labels and avoid buying products containing aspartame or E951. And after Dr Russell Blaylock, all processed foods, or almost, contain of excitotoxins : E621, GMS (Monosodium glutamate) who are just as dangerous for the organism. We find for example in chips, soups in bags, diet foods, ready-made meals, meat juice, spices, crab etc sticks.
This is one more reason for Cook yourself dishes and avoid buying dishes ready. In the words of Yves Donadieu, "This is not the abundance of food which is healthy., but his Excellency. »