In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the serious health risks linked to the artificial sweetener, aspartame.
Aspartame is found in more than 6,000 products…that’s right,more than 6,000 products. From things like diet soda and sugar-free gum to even children’s medicines and sugar free ketchup.
But what is aspartame?
Aspartame is a synthetic chemical which breaks down into methanol, and converts into formaldehyde when consumed. Formaldehyde! Would you give you children a glass of formaldehyde? I don’t think so. So, why would you let them have Aspartame?
Some of the health risks linked to aspartame include:
Cancer: A cancer researcher from Italy found that even in low doses, animals were developing several different forms of cancer when fed aspartame.
Heart Disease: The 2017 Canadian Medical Association Journal study found artificial sweeteners like aspartame are associated with a higher incidence of cardiovascular events and hypertension.
Dementia and Stroke: Drinking diet soda daily has been shown to put you at a three time greater risk of stroke and dementia.
If you are tempted to reach for a diet soda or other artificially sweetened products, fight the urge with natural healthy options like water with lemon or lime juice, or a fresh piece of fruit to help reduce cravings for sweets.
Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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