The Worst Sources of Aspartame

Aspartame, the not-so-natural sugar substitute linked to a host of negative health effects from headaches to cancer, is found in a lot of products that you might not suspect. Check out the top 10 offenders below.

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Kerstin S.
Kerstin Strobl2 years ago

I avoid aspartame, thank you

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra2 years ago

Thank you Healthy Living Editors for Sharing this!

Laurel B.
Laurel B.2 years ago


Carla van der Meer

Thank you for sharing this. It's in so many things, and it is the only thing I am allergic to, so far.

Nirvana Jaganath
Nirvana Jaganath2 years ago

Thanks! Try to avoid all artificial sweeteners at all costs

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Joe R.
Joe R.3 years ago

I try to avoid aspartame at all times.

Vicky P.
Vicky P.3 years ago

prefer sugar, but they keep putting it in more and more foods because people want low calorie, low fat stuff

Chi Hoo
C H3 years ago

Artificial flavor enhancing things can legally be hidden from labeling.
The old rule was,
"a food manufacturer is allowed to put up to 90% of an ingredient called [insert something--could be anything], and never disclose what that is; the other 10% of that ingredient must be disclosable to customers, however, not if it is "proprietary".

Since makers of Aspartame recently got special permission allowing them to put their newer product, "Neotame" into foods WITHOUT disclosing it at all, THAT paves the way for all food growers and manufacturers to include ANYthing they wish, into our foods, and not disclose anything--at huge cost-savings for them, since flavor enhancers cover up poor food quality, and not having to label what's in it, can be a great savings for industry.

NOW, especially, since exec from Monsanto got appointed to the FDA governance, it's
the foxes guarding the already badly compromised henhouse!

We've been harmed by foods being treeated with low-levels of radiation to kill germs.
The law phrased like: "ANY fresh produce that has been "processed" in any way [which includes "field-washing"--that is dunking the fresh-picked produce into a bucket of water at the edge of the field it grew in], can then be irradiated, and NOT disclose that it has been exposed to any radiation source".
Irradiation, like microwaves to cook our food [that's a whole 'nuther issue!],
destroys and denatures nutrients, creating "frankenfoods" that no longer decay = em

No B.
N B.3 years ago

read the labels there are a lot of hidden chemicals.