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How aspartame, aka Equal and NutraSweet, and found in diet sodas, Crystal Lite drinks and much more, has been found to be a cause of brain tumors, holes in brains, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus and more. How did this ever get passed by the FDA for human consumption? The usual culprit, big bucks, was the motivation. The product has been a gold mine. Donald Rumsfeld, former head of GD Searle, pushed aspartame to FDA approval past multiple, ongoing, serious, objections.
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Coke Zero ingredients (copied off a can at a local supermaket): Carbonated water, caramel color, phosphoric acid, aspartame, potassium benzoate (to protect taste), natural flavors, potassium citrate, acesulfame potassium, caffeine
PHENYKETONURICS: CONTAINS PHENYLALANINE
Caffeine content: 23 mg/8 fl oz
Diet Pepsi ingredients (from the Pepsi website):
Carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate (preserves freshness), caffeine, citric acid, natural flavors
PHENYLKETONURICS: CONTAINS PHENYLALANINE.
Myth: Aspartame causes cancer Coca-Cola gives its side of the story, reassuring the public that aspartame is safe for consumption.