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Archive for the Sweeteners Category

Q: Is aspartame made from the feces of GMO E. Coli bacteria?

I’ve seen this false assertion all over the internet. Louis Pasteur must be turning over in his grave! Bacteria do not produce feces as we know it. They do excrete by-products of their metabolism such as carbon dioxide, however, I believe at the heart of your question is

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Patent confirms that aspartame is the excrement of GM bacteria

In 1999, The Independent published an article entitled “World’s top sweetener is made with GM bacteria,” which revealed that Monsanto was knowingly adding aspartame to soft drinks in the United States – and that aspartame is made from GM bacteria. This report, which remains one of the

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Secondhand sugars are the new secondhand smoke — and they’re harming children

If you saw a pregnant woman smoking, you would undoubtedly be concerned about the health of her child. But if you saw a pregnant woman drinking a soda, would you bat an eye? The comparison may seem extreme, but the parallels between tobacco and sugar run deeper

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Do sugar substitutes spike our insulin secretion?

Not all sweeteners are created equal. There are multiple types of sweeteners, all of them chemically distinct from each other. It turns out that some of these sugar substitutes are even more harmful than sugars in many aspects. Despite not being sugar, some artificial sweeteners induce the same

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Natural Sugar Substitute “Stevia”

Artificial Sweeteners and Natural Sugar Substitute Stevia   Story of sweeteners Let’s have quick look at our global food culture before we dive into the topic of sweeteners and stevia. After the Second World War came the industrialization of our food production. As economies recovered and living

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