We all know artificial sweeteners are Evil. Why do we continue to consume them?
And-why can't I just have a piece of fucking gum without this shit in it? Just regular sugar in my gum for me, thank you. Seriously- I can't do gum at all because all of it has some sort of artificial sweetener in it. I'm quite pissed about that.
I understand some people just can't have sugar, and diabetics need to have a certain diet that contains little sugar, etc.
But what about the rest of us? We don't need it. It doesn't need to be in everything.
People, don't you know it's all evil(Nutrasweet, Aspartame, Equal, Sweet n' Low, Splenda) , that it causes all sorts of crazy shit? Headaches, Cancer, for fuck's sake? Stuff we probably aren't aware of?
Take a look at these:
Aspartame-'the most dangerous of all'
This gives an overview on most of the sweeteners, gives side effects of Aspartame and introduces a book by Janet Hull titled Is Splenda Safe? Very informative.
Wikipedia's article on Sugar Substitutes.
Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer: Q and A (from Cancer.gov)
Okay...So what would it take to get all brands of artificial sweetener out of our food, gum, candy, etc, etc.?