Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Below is an e-mail from biblical health daily. Lately since my journey of a healthier lifestyle I have been making small changes over time. This is my new one to avoid the artificial sweeteners as well as other processed ingredients. This has been a lot harder than I thought it would and I am still working on this but getting a little better with the more that I learn. High Fructose Corn Syrup is what I am currently really striving to get out of my diet. That is really hard because it is in many of the packaged foods and it is harder than I thought to get away from those completely because it is just so easy. Anyway my journey this time around has been to be healthier and not about the weight loss - although that is a huge part of it. Although I struggle a lot with making the right food choices I am getting a little better all the time and I am okay with making progress and not being perfect.
How to Get Sick: Use Artificial Sweeteners
As bad as sugar can be in its various forms, artificial sweeteners are worse! Some are downright deadly because of their carcinogenic properties. Also, they are used in such high-volume products as diet soft drinks and sugar-free foods. Chief among sinners is aspartame, which is marketed as NutraSweet or Equal. Renowned diabetes expert Dr. H. J. Roberts believes there is a clear scientific link between aspartame and increased incidence of brain tumors, seizure disorders, chronic headaches, and hyperactivity in children. As for saccharin, the "cancer-causing" warning labels still apply. The newcomer on the block is sucralose (used in Splenda), but the jury of scientific research still seems to be awaiting further testimony on this one. (If the Maker didn't produce it "as is," then it probably isn't much better than the other synthetic sugar substitutes.)