Soda is a hot topic. And we want to make sure that you have the facts when you are talking to friends and family. Hopefully, you have been able to check out LetsClearItUp.org – but if not, here’s some of the information on low-calorie sweeteners that you will find there:
Did you know that people have safely consumed products containing aspartame for more than thirty years?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the World Health Organization (WHO) and regulatory agencies in more than 100 countries have reviewed aspartame and found it safe for consumption. The American Medical Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and the American Diabetes Association also recognize aspartame as safe.
In fact, as recently as December 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reaffirmed that aspartame is safe for consumption by the general population. This opinion is based on the most comprehensive risk assessments of aspartame to-date.
A study conducted by government researchers at the National Cancer Institute involved over 500,000 people, including those who drank the equivalent of three or more diet soft drinks every day for almost a decade. It found that there was no increased risk of any type of cancer even among those who consumed the most aspartame. In fact, since aspartame was first introduced, no scientific evidence has been found linking it to any disease in humans.
So, that’s the skinny on low-calorie sweeteners. Be sure to check out LetsClearItUp.org for more information on this and other topics!