posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 02:12 AM
Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by James1982
And interesting you say Aspartame makes you fat.... after I switched to diet soda (sweetened with aspartame) I began LOOSING weight. Who would have
thought less calories equals weight loss?
Eating Aspartame has been proven to increase your desire for sweet sugary things.. I would not be particularly worried that it is a by product of a
micro organism. I would be if that by product had not been tested properly.. The stuff is really not good for you. I am sure if you are interested you
will check yourself.
It's impossible to prove that Aspartame causes cravings for sweets. There are so many factors that could come into play with that kind of study that
any evidence is simply correlative not causative.
On a personal level, I rarely eat or crave sweets, and that's true whether I drink beverages with Aspartame or not. I know for a fact it does not
increase my desire for sweets. While I'm not saying it's impossible that it may contribute to those desires in some people, it is impossible to
conclusively prove that it will cause you to desire sweets.
I agree wholeheartedly that it hasn't been tested enough. But lack of data doesn't imply negative side effects.And studies that have shown negative
side effects suffer from the difference between correlation and causation.
I also never said Aspartame was good for you. I only said exactly what I typed. I was interested, which is why I researched the subject, and took it a
step further doing my own experiment by laying off the Aspartame