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Doctor insights on: Is Aspartame Bad For You

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Is sweetener bad for you?

Is sweetener bad for you?

No: Sweeteners have been tested and there are no long term consequences recorded. Some take issue with saccharine due to one study showing benign bladder tumors in mice but there are many alternatives and they do help cut down caloric intake. ...Read more

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Is msg bad for you?

Is msg bad for you?

MSG : Is high in sodium and should be avoided in patients that require low sodium diets for health maintenance. ...Read more

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Is sucralose really bad for you?

Is sucralose really bad for you?

Avoid sucralose: Research shows linkage to cancer & diabetes.Fluctuations of blood sugar. Best sweetener is plant based Stevia ...Read more

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Is aspartame bad for your teeth, since it is not real sugar?

Is aspartame bad for your teeth, since it is not real sugar?

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 more

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Why is artificial sweetener bad for you?

Why is artificial sweetener bad for you?

Some have aspartame: Not all artificial sweetners contain aspartame but some do. Asparatame has 92 different possible adverse reactions associated with it's use to include conditions like migraine headaches and seizures. ...Read more

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What is another alternative for caffeinated beverages if you have really bad anxiety?

What is another alternative for caffeinated beverages if you have really bad anxiety?

Decaf or water: There is no reason to drink caffeinated drinks, . There are many other sources of hydration. Water is probably the best as is milk. ...Read more

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Is it true that artificial sweeteners are bad for you?

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

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Is aspartame bad for you? What has it been linked too?

Yes: Artificial sweetners are not good for you. Why is it neccessary to sweeten any thing. Consuming sweeteners is definitely associated with abdominal obesity .It upregulates your sweet taste. Eat and drink natural. ...Read more

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Why is food that is bad for you so addictive/good? I need some advice.

Why is food that is bad for you so addictive/good? I need some advice.

Sugar: because it has sugar, salt and fat. which makes the pleasure centers of the brain really happy. http://www.amazon.com/End-Overeating-control-insatiable-appetite-ebook/dp/B0025VKJNA/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1408074077&sr=8-7&keywords=sugar+salt+fat ...Read more

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What to do if i keep reading online that diet drinks with aspartame are really bad for you. Is it true?

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 more

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Why is msg bad for your health?

Why is msg bad for your health?

MSG: This food additive can rarely cause mild symptoms such as headaches, flushing, sweating, nausea, numbness/tingling, chest pain, weakness. This is called "msg symptom complex" or "chinese restaurant syndrome". None are dangerous or require treatment. ...Read more

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What is so wrong with diet coke? Why is it bad for you?

What is so wrong with diet coke? Why is it bad for you?

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 more

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What exactly is msg and why is it bad for you?

What exactly is msg and why is it bad for you?

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

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Why is marijuana bad for you if it comes from a natural source?

Why is marijuana bad for you if it comes from a natural source?

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

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Is Vaping bad for you?

Is Vaping bad for you?

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

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What about processed food is so bad for you?

What about processed food is so bad for you?

Chemicals: They often have a high salt content and often contain a number of chemicals that are not optimum for the best health. ...Read more

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Is sheesha bad for you? I have heard sheesha is not bad for you you can get without niction in it.

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