Diet Colas good for you, really?
Artificial sweeteners are a commonplace now in foods and drinks. In the name of “Diet” and calorie free healthier alternatives, we are being fed chemicals which are designed to satisfy our taste for sugar without the added calories.
Whereas natural sweeteners are without any side effects thay also offer some nutritional value to the body like stevia, coconut sugar &raw honey. These natural sweeteners are far better than artificial sweeteners which are synthetically produced in a lab. The artificial sweeteners and food additives pose grave dangers to our health and are carcinogenic.
Some of these artificial sweeteners and flavor enhancing CHEMICALS are Acesulfame K, monosodium glutamate (Ajinomoto), Sucralose, Aspartame, and Sodium benzoate. These man made chemicals metabolize into toxic compounds that cause metabolic dysfunction in our body which cannot recognize these alien compunds and eventually causes various diseases ailments and yes, cancer!!
Acesulfame K is a calorie-free sweetener that has been used in foods and beverages around the world for over 15 years. The ingredient is being used in numerous products such as candies, baked goods, frozen desserts, beverages, dessert mixes and tabletop sweeteners.
Even in small doses this artificial sweetener may increase risk for atherosclerosis because it causes abnormal functioning of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) which are necessary to maintain optimal cardiovascular health. Disrupted metabolic pathways from acesulfame create abnormal cell activity, genotoxicity, and imbalanced homeostasis. Acesulfame is associated with increased risk of leukemia, thymus cancer, breast cancer, and chronic respiratory disease.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) or Ajinomoto is a NEUROTOXIN and used as a flavor enhancer and preservative added to many packaged and canned goods. It is almost always used in Chinese food to enhance the flavours. Its consumption is associated with symptoms of headaches, heart palpitations, brains lesions, and Parkinson’s disease.
MSG is associated with chronic inflammation, liver damage, weight loss resistance, and chronic pain. The chronic inflammatory response resulting from MSG increases risk not only for autoimmune diseases but also elevates the risk for infection and cancer. MSG is hidden on food labels under dozens of different names. Just a few examples of the deceptive names include natural flavorings, autolyzed yeast extract, textured protein, soy protein, and whey protein isolate.
Sucralose ( Splenda) The way sucralose is being marketed we would probably assume it is a harmless natural subtitute to real sugar. Biochemist Dr. James Brown states that “sucralose is simply chlorinated sugar.”
Sucralose causes inflammation in the kidneys and liver, and damages the thymus gland. The natural antiseptic properties of chlorine damages the human gut creating microbial imbalances. This disturbance causes chronic inflammation and weakened immunity that is associated with the elevated presence of Candida, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and cachexia. Gut dysbiosis leads to an array of problems and diseases including cardiovascular, autoimmune, neurological, psychiatric, and cancer.
Aspartame a sweeterner used in Diet Colas, is by far the most dangerous substance in the market. Aspartame has been found to cause abnormal serotonin levels in the nervous system resulting in depression and emotional and psychotic disorders. The chemical aspartic acid functions as an excitotoxin, stimulating neurons and destroying nerve cells. Researchers have found that when cancer cells are subjected to aspartame, they directly increased in activity and mobility.
Evidence suggests that elevated doses of aspartame increases risk of blood related cancers including lymphoma and leukemia. High prevalence of aspartame food coupled with continuous consumption of the neurotoxin over years weakens nerve function, stimulates cancer growth.
Sodium Benzoate is a synthetic chemical produced when benzoic acid, which is found naturally in some fruits and spices, is combined with sodium hydroxide. Sodium benzoate is a known carcinogenic additive which, when eaten or applied to the skin, gets transported to the liver, where it is supposed to be filtered, and expelled in urine, but the damage gets done before that process is completed.
The combination of sodium hydroxide and benzoic acid is added to this water soluble preservative salt to produce a sweetener. Sodium benzoate is added to food and beverages like energy drinks and soda. Neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, asthma, and other inflammatory disorders have been linked to sodium benzoate consumption. Vitamin C, found as ascorbic acid, is also added to many popular beverages. When sodium benzoate is combined with ascorbic acid, the two form a highly carcinogenic compound − benzene. Benzene is strongly linked to cancers including leukemia and lymphoma.
Cancer is all about the cumulative effect. When the human body is exposed repeatedly to any level of these carcinogens, which rears its ugly head in thousands of products, the immune system, over time, is depleted to the point that one acquires an immune deficiency. Then the body does not have enough essential nutrients to detoxify, and the cells start getting sick, dying and turning on itself. The use of these chemicals in the foods that we eat is nothing short of “murder of humanity”
Credits: Dr. David Jockers DC, MS, CSCS