For many years I have warned about the side-effects and dangers of artificial sweeteners. Although some seem benign, in that they increase your desire or cravings for sweets and can sabotage any well meaning dieter, others are much more harmful and truly affect our neurology. Aspartame (the blue one) is a neuro-toxin and can be converted to formaldehyde – severely compromising brain function.
Some of the most commonly reported neurological symptoms of artificial sweeteners include:
- Changes in behavior or mood
- “Fuzzy” thinking
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