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Is it bad to drink fresca when pregnant? It has aspartame in it.

Is it bad to drink fresca when pregnant? It has aspartame in it.

Definitely!!: Aspartame causes a phenenon in the brain called excitotoxicity which is related to energy metabolism. Pregnancy demands a pristine diet, not only for mom but the baby that receives everything from her. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Is the aspartame in diet drinks bad for the baby while a woman is pregnant?

Is the aspartame in diet drinks bad for the baby while a woman is pregnant?

Yes: Aspartame causes what is known as excitotoxicity in brain and nevous system. Don't use it! ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat aspartame in pregnancy?

Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more

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I enjoy a few diet sodas a day (2 or 3 occasionally 4). Is aspartame safe -10 weeks pregnant?

I enjoy a few diet sodas a day (2 or 3 occasionally 4). Is aspartame safe -10 weeks pregnant?

Not in my view: Aspartame causes a very important change in brain cells called "excitotoxicity". Without going into details pregnancy requires the best possible diet. Please take this seriously and eat and drink only god made food and water. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have been told to stay away from aspartame. But all chewing gum seems to have thatingredient. Any suggestions?

I'm pregnant and have been told to stay away from aspartame. But all chewing gum seems to have thatingredient. Any suggestions?

N0 ASPARTAME: Aspartame is a neurotoxin to the brain so absolutely not. If you must chew gum then use a regular gum that is not sugar free with real sugar and not high fructose corn syrup. Please consume sparingly and check with your OB on any chemicals and additives. ...Read more

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Are sweeteners dangerous? I read that Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame & Neotame can cause some cancers. My wife is pregnant & I'm worried! Thanks.

Are sweeteners dangerous? I read that Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame & Neotame can cause some cancers. My wife is pregnant & I'm worried! Thanks.

Stop worrying: Some of my teammates here will disagree, but I discount these fear claims. Just as every fruit and vegetable has somebody claiming it's a "superfood" that cures everything, so every artificial product has someone claiming it causes cancer, autism, mental illness and so forth. If these claims were true, the research piranhas at the NIH would have built reputations proving them. ...Read more

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Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more

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Is aspartame good for health ? As it is approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar, is it better than sugar?

Is aspartame good for health ? As it is approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar, is it better than sugar?

good and bad: There are pros and cons for aspartame. You can decide:http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/artificial-sweeteners/my00073. ...Read more

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I know Pop isn't good anyway BUT if Diet Pepsi took out aspartame, what is it replaced with? Is it like a "Regular" pop now or? is it better now?

I know Pop isn't good anyway BUT if Diet Pepsi took out aspartame, what is it replaced with? Is it like a "Regular" pop now or? is it better now?

Pop: Diet pop substituted a different artificial sweetener which does not make it healthier but does change the flavor. It is is still sugar-free unlike regular pop ...Read more