Are you familiar with aspartame? What do you know about it?
I did some research on it a few years ago and was so scared by what I read that I decided to stop all soda and limit foods that contain it as much as I could.
I quit soda for 2 years.
That's amazing considering how much I love Diet Coke.
Here's my story:
For many years I had a problem with red cyst-like bumps showing up on different parts of my body. They were painful and full of puss and blood and would eventually pop, finally giving me relief. I went to my doctor about them and he said they were probably caused by heat because they were only in places that didn't see much sunlight or air. So I just lived with them.
Then one day I noticed that I hadn't gotten any in awhile. A long while. I assumed it was because I had changed my diet pretty drastically and was much healthier...chalking it up to a bad diet.
Yay for me...they were gone.
Then just about 6 weeks ago I decided that I wanted to have some Diet Coke again. I wouldn't go crazy...limit myself and only have one every now and then. I should have known myself better...that is not how I roll. I started drinking them frequently and was very much enjoying them.
Then one day I noticed a bump. And then another. Just when it would go away another would show up somewhere else. I thought it was strange and my husband mentioned something about the aspartame in the Diet Coke possibly being the cause. I was really hoping he was wrong, but I decided to experiment anyway. I stopped drinking them again...just for a week or two.
Old bumps gone.
No new bumps.
Started drinking Diet Coke again...bumps come back.
So...it really doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out. What scares me is what it might be doing to my body inside where I can't see. Can this stuff cause tumors? Cancer?
As sad as I am to let go of Diet Coke again, I am certain it is damaging my body and I'm considering these bumps a blessing to steer me away from this dangerous substance.
This is just my story. I am not an expert but I do want other people to hear my story because I truly believe that aspartame kills.