POISON ALERT! - Found Aspartame in Children Flintstones Vitamins..
September 22, 2011
**High Fructose Corn Syrup Dangers:
A number of studies conducted over the past few decades indicates that consumption of HFCS is connected with a wide range of health concerns. Here are a few of the more important health dangers of high fructose corn syrup you should know about:
1. Significant Risk of Weight Gain & Obesity
The list of studies that show HFCS to cause increased weight gain over other forms of sweeteners is much to long to put into this post. One of the better, and more recent ones, was conducted at Princeton University and found that rats that were fed HFCS gained fat 300% more quickly than those fed an equal (or slightly larger) dose of fruit-derived sugar.
2. Increased Risk of Developing Type-2 Diabetes
Over the years, consumption of high-fructose corn syrup can lead to a huge increase in the likelihood of developing diabetes. The worst part about it is how easily this life-long condition can be avoided in most cases. Excessive amounts of soda, energy drinks and junk-food simply aren't worth losing a foot or going blind or harming your children.
3. Hypertension and Elevated "Bad" Cholesterol Levels
High-fructose doesn't just make your body fat. It makes your heart fat too. There is a strong link between the irresponsible consumption of high fructose corn syrup and elevated triglyceride and HDL (bad cholesterol) levels. Together these can cause arterial plague build-up and eventually lead to dangerous heart conditions including hypertension, heart disease, and even stroke.
4. High Fructose Corn Syrup & Long-Term Liver Damage
This is a big one that a lot people overlook. Like anything else you eat or drink, HFCS is processed by your liver, gallbladder and kidneys. And it's especially destructive to your liver. When combined with a sedentary lifestyle, permanent liver scarring can occur. This greatly diminishes the organ's ability to process out toxins and, over time, can lead to an expansive range of other negative health concerns. Another study suggests that HFCS may also cause fatty liver.
5. Mercury Exposure from HFCS
Even if you were already aware of previously mentioned risks associated with corn syrup, there's a good chance that you didn't know it also often loaded with alarmingly high levels of mercury. In a study conducted just last year they found mercury in over 50 percent of the samples tested. Mercury exposure can result in irreversible brain and nervous system damage -- especially in young, growing bodies. This is especially worrisome with the abundance of HFCS in children-target foodstuffs.
Here is a groing list of items that contain HFCS: http://www.accidentalhedonist.com/index.php/2005/06/09/foods_and_product......
What is Aspartame?
Aspartame is a common, FDA approved, artificial sweetener used in many low-calorie food and beverages. Aspartame is also very sweet, and is said to taste about 200 times sweeter than sugar, which means little needs to be added to products; unless it is cooked or heated as it will lose its sweetness. It is made by mixing phenylalanine (an essential amino acid), and aspartic acid (a non essential amino acid). Some of the more common marketing names of aspartame are NutraSweet, Equal and more recently, AminoSweet.
Common Aspartame Side Effects
Although there is much controversy around the side effects of aspartame, some of the more common side effects that have been reported after consumption of aspartame are:
Sudden, unexplainable mood swings
Vomiting and Nausea
Rash or hives
Changes in heart rate
There are also many websites on the internet that report a lot of Aspartame side effects, but the above are the ones that have actually been identified by the FDA.
Less Common Aspartame Side Effects
There have also been reports of less common Aspartame side effects. One woman in particular was experiencing these symptoms, and was diagnosed with vestibular neuronitis, which is an inner ear infection that can cause vertigo. The women decided cut aspartame from her diet, and these side effects disappeared instantly. Fifteen years after she did this, her brother started experiencing the same symptoms, he too cut out aspartame of his diet and the symptoms disappeared as quickly as they had begun. Some researchers also believe that the following chronic illnesses can be worsened or triggered by aspartame.
Chronic fatigue syndrome
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