Why Aspartame Is A Dangerous Fake Friend - Karen Salmansohn

Why Aspartame Is A Dangerous Fake Friend

Why Aspartame Is A Dangerous Fake Friend
You know those people who are super sweet to your face but trashing you behind the scenes?

Well, there’s a food that does that too.

Meet, Aspartame: your fake friend.

I’ve already written about how Sugar is a sociopath. But it’s sad to say that Aspartame – who claims to be a superhero protecting you from the evils of Sugar – turns out to be even more deadly.

Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners used in foods and beverages today. He’s hailed as being 200 times sweeter than sugar – and devoid of those crazy calories. But don’t believe the hype! Aspartame may carry less calories – but he packs some seriously evil punches. He is an artificial friend who comes on sweet but is really doing you wrong!


Aspartame is a chemical baddie who’s been linked to: Cancer, Alzheimer’s, seizures, heart palpitations, headaches, sluggishness and depression.

There’s a wide range of research studies which report how bad Aspartame is for you – too numerous to post all of them. So here’s just one.

The National Institute of Health have found that frequent consumption of artificially sweetened beverages (aka: loaded with your fake friend Aspartame) may increase depression risk among older adults.  Participants who ingested 25mg of Aspartame a day, (half the FDA recommended amount) over the course of a week, had more irritable mood, exhibited more depression, and performed worse on certain brain function tests.


Aspartame’s most favorite haunts are diet soda, packaged goods and table top sweeteners. But he’s also lurking in thousands of other places, including:

  • Reduced calorie fruit juices
  • Gum
  • Flavored yogurts
  • Sugarless candy
  • Sugarless baked goods

If you’re not sure if something has aspartame snuck into it, simply look at that label. It’s essential you educate yourself on what you’re ingesting! Taking a few seconds to read a label could have long lasting benefits to your mood, energy and health – and might even save your life.


Swap out Aspartame and Sugar for the true, good-guy sweeties: stevia and/or raw local honey.


Today decide to say no to fake friendships of all kinds – both Aspartame and Assholes! (Yes, I did just type that naughty word!)

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Karen Salmansohn (Founder)

Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.

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