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Aspartame was discovered by James M. Schlatter in 1965. The history of it went into big controversy when Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not approve its use as food additive in United States when there were activist discovered that Aspartame may cause cancer in rats.This restriction was going for many years until FDA removed all restrictions in 1996 for using in food industries.
Aspartame is 2oo times sweeter than sugar and it is artificial sweeter. The special low calorie characteristic make it the best alternative to sugar. Based on Wikipedia:
“The taste of aspartame is not identical to that of sugar: the sweetness of aspartame has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar”
It is common used of diabetics but there are reported the aspartame is linked to several health problems such as insomnia, asthma, bloating, depression, diarrhea, chronic fatigue, arthritics and anxiety attacks. Your body will thank you later if avoid this kind of harmful food additive.
Harmful Food Additives
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is always used to enhance food flavour. It is also added to processed and canned food. More than that, most of us still did not notice about the harmful food additives in our daily-prepared food.
Some people are tolerant to MSG but not others. When this condition occurs, it is so called ‘Chinese Restaurant Syndrome’. There are several symptoms that can be triggered if this syndrome appears such as sweating, numbness in the back of the neck, the arms and back, heart palpations, chest pain, nausea, weak pulse, tingling and warmth in or around the mouth, drowsiness, headaches and migraines, digestive upsets, facial flushing, difficulty breathing and asthma.
As far as we know, the only benefit of MSG is the ability to enhance the taste of food but the drawbacks are very risky for our body in terms of allergies and sensitive. You body surely will thank you later.