Sunday, October 26, 2008

Xylitol Epic Gum & Mints: NO Aspartame & Sugar-Free

Whew! I found a sugar-free gum and mints that have NO aspartame in them. Instead they are sweetened with 100% Xylitol, which is a "healthy alternative to sugar".

As a frequent gum chewer, I'm thrilled that I don't have to give up my gum chewing days. Instead, I will replace my conventional aspartame filled junk with Epic Gum. This gum is kid friendly too.

Learn more about Epic

What are the dangers of aspartame?

According to numerous reports, 75 percent or more of food reactions reported to the FDA are aspartame-related. Some reported reactions thought to be caused by aspartame include:

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue
  • Vision loss
Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) has a very recent study out that covers its findings on how aspartame in low doses does affect one’s probability of developing cancer. This study also reports that when fetuses are exposed to aspartame, the life-long rates for developing cancer can increase.

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