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Is Aspartame Bad For You
Not aspartame, but..: The problem is not so much the aspartame as what food it is an ingredient in. Many drinks, regular or diet, are actually very acidic and will erode enamel. Many foods with the sweetening agent are snack foods consisting of simple carbohydrates that are converted into plaque in the mouth. All in all, not so good for your teeth! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define bad for you: Anything can have side effects, even too much clean water. Artificial sweeteners are just that....Artificial. They don't belong in your body. Stevia is a plant extract that can be used as an "artificial" sweetener that may have less issues. Some people seem to tolerate artificial sweeteners without any problems, others get massive side effects. Choose your poisons carefully! ...Read more
What to do if i keep reading online that diet drinks with aspartame are really bad for you. Is it true?
No: Are you getting your medical information from friends or the internet? If so, stop listening to or reading those sources of misinformation and blatant lies? Do you really think that something like aspartame would still be on the market if that were true. You're too old to fall for that stuff! do you still believe in the tooth fairy? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I say it's not: The internet is full of scare stuff about every simple pleasure; much of this stuff is just made up. A few people are allergic to aspartame, but the real source of the huge conspiracy hoax ("Nancy Markle") was never found. The fact that fat people drink diet soft drinks has even been cited to claim that the drinks cause obesity -- see the fallacy? Plenty of us doctors enjoy beverages like this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High salt content: Monosodium glutamate is a flavor enhancer. It is very commonly used in asian cooking. When i was a little girl, we used it in traditional american cooking under the trade name, accent. I imagine the reason you are concerned is that it does have a fairly high content of sodium - which, in turn, can contribute to high blood pressure. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Rattlesnakes: Although I love to recommend natural products whenever likely to be helpful or appropriate, I must also say: just because something is natural does not necessarily make it healthy. Tobacco is just as naturally-sourced as marijuana, yet its dangers are finally now widely known. Poison ivy is natural. So are rattlesnakes. Marijuana has addiction potential and can harm vulnerable individuals. ...Read more
Depends: Dear SastryN, I guess my answer will depend on what chemical you are using, marihuana, tobacco products, other? Please repost your answer with the substance you plan or are using. Also, my answer might not be strong because we really DON'T still don't have enough evidence about the potential health effects (good or bad) of vaping. Sorry I cannot be of more help. ...Read more
Is sheesha bad for you? I have heard sheesha is not bad for you you can get without niction in it.
I recommend: against putting any unnatural substance in your body. Don't irritate your lungs and upper airway. ...Read more
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