Is Aspartame Addictive?Yes, and for many reasons. All artificial sweeteners create an artificial need for more sweetness. People forget that originally, sweetness was a byproduct of food. It is nature’s way to provide energy for the living creatures that consume nutritious foods. Forced sweetness, revved-up sweetness and artificial sweetness - all altered foods - are a trap that addict people to sweeter tastes, but with no nutritional benefit.
Since NutraSweet came on the market in 1981, we have been witnessing an epidemic of eating disorders, particularly among the younger generation and in other countries offering artificial sugar substitutes for the first time. Thanks to crafty advertising, people are convinced they can eat all the sugar-free foods they want without penalty. The flipside to this is the fear that eating REAL foods will cause weight gain or illness.
Many people now fear real food and believe if they do not eat sugar-free and “diet” products, they’ll “gain weight.” People are grossly overeating due to the misconception that sugar-free is responsibility-free, especially children.
We need to re-educate ourselves about the basics of good nutrition, and stop “super-sizing” the diet products.
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