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diet pepsi ditches aspartame for sucralose

PLANO, Texas, April 24 (UPI) -- PepsiCo announced Friday it will no longer use aspartame as a sweetener in diet Pepsi due to customer concerns.

The company said new Diet Pepsi sweetened with sucralose and ace-K — or acesulfame-potassium — will hit the shelves in August.

"To Diet Pepsi consumers, removing aspartame is their No. 1 one concern," Seth Kaufman, senior vice president of Pepsi and flavors, told USA Today. "We're listening to consumers. It's what they want."

Kaufman said the move was more about consumer happiness than it was about health safety. There have been concerns in the past that aspartame may cause cancer, though some studies suggest it is safe for consumers.

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2015/04/24/Diet-Pepsi-ditches-aspartame-for-sucralose/7581429925501/?spt=rrs&or=1

 
 
 

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Im not even gonna google the new names of the sweeteners,  sounds like something from  chemistry class in high school. Why not just use some damn sugar? 

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imho, i hate pepsi taste. it tastes so flat. been a coke drinker for a millenia now lol

 
 
 
 
 
 

We do the dew in Appalachia.  Mt.  Dew. Thats why everyones teeth are rotted out!! 

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Aspartame is not safe. 

Aspartame withdrawal and side effects explained

Aspartame is made up of 3 components: phenylalanine, aspartic acid and methanol. Understanding the effects of aspartame will require us to look into its genetic make up.

In its website, manufacturers of aspartame continue to assure the public that low-calorie sweeteners are effective for weight reduction, weight maintenance, reduction of tooth decay, management of diabetes and reduction of risks associated with obesity. They claim that consumers of low-calorie, sugar-free beverages were able to incorporate these products into a healthy lifestyle not because they need to manage their weight (since a majority of people use low-calorie foods and beverages for reasons other than dieting) but because use of low-calorie products is part of a healthy lifestyle.

Despite the benefits cited in the aspartame website, independent studies have been shown that aspartame is not as safe as it appears to be. In a recent study conducted by researchers from the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine and at Columbia University Medical Center, it was discovered that those who drank diet soft drinks on a daily basis were more likely to contract vascular diseases compared to those who took none.

Supporters of aspartame insist that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are found in many foods. What they have conveniently left out, however, is that the said neurotoxins are harmless only when consumed with other nutrients like fats, amino acids (protein) and carbohydrates. On their own, they are absorbed by the nervous system in large concentrations causing the stimulation of brain neurons and cell death. Symptoms of the conditions include headaches, confusion, balance problems and seizures.

Methanol, on the other hand, is also a highly toxic substance. It is released in the small intestine gradually with the assistance of chymotrypsin and then broken down into formaldehyde: a chemical used for embalming which is a carcinogen that causes birth defects, retinal damage and DNA replication.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035126_aspartame_side_effects_withdrawal.html#ixzz3YILj0jFV

They're replacing it with two others that are just as bad.

Early research said that sucralose passes through your GI tract undigested, so the theory was that it had little to no effect on you. But new studies show that sucralose is actually metabolized, says study coauthor Susan S. Schiffman, PhD, an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University. Enter a slew of problems, including: Reduces good gut bacteria, Makes meds less effective, Releases toxins, May alter your body's responses.

http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-eating-tips/health-risks-sucralose

Acesulfame-K: Acesulfame-K (aka "Ace-K") is a potassium salt containing methylene chloride, a known carcinogen. Acesulfame-K is not the same thing as Aspartame, but quite often, BOTH are found in the same products. Reported side effects of "sweet devil" Acesulfame-K are frightening: "Long term exposure to methylene chloride can cause nausea, headaches, mood problems, impairment of the liver and kidneys, problems with eyesight and possibly cancer. Acesulfame-K may contribute to hypoglycemia." (http://www.fitday.com)

Also, of all the artificial sweeteners out there, Acesulfame-K has undergone the least scientific scrutiny. Early studies showed a link to multiple cancer developments in lab animals. If you have any doubts whatsoever, remember this; humans have 99% the same DNA as the lab mice and rats tested. The "proof is in the pudding!" The research is concrete on this and ignorance is NOT bliss! (http://archives.cnn.com) This carcinogen, so cutely nicknamed "Ace-K," is derived from Aceto-acetic acid and Fluoro-sulfonyl Iso-Cyanate. Say that last part again and it sounds like you're eating cyanide. Consider your TOTAL health risks before consuming ANY artificial sweetener. Better safe than sorry!

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/041510_Acesulfame-K_methylene_chloride_carcinogen.html#ixzz3YIMyeWtj

 

 

 

 

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Diet Pepsi to Drop Aspartame, but Picks Poor Replacement

Unfortunately, Pepsi has chosen to replace aspartame with sucralose, which is no up-trade at all. Sucralose is better known as Splenda and is another lab created sweetener with questionable human-health effects. Women-to-Women, in a lengthy expose, reports, “Splenda is…a synthetic compound stumbled upon in 1976 by scientists in Britain seeking a new pesticide formulation.” TruthAboutSplenda.com is tracking consumer health complaints, especially gastrointestinal problems.

Additionally, the new formula which will be on shelves by August will still contain acesulfame potassium, or ace-K, which was added to the product in 2012. The AP report admits that, “Aspartame can be sensitive to heat and breaks down easily.” This is something individual researchers had been crying out about since at least the 1990s, but were dismissed. When sucralose breaks down, it releases toxic dioxin, a component of pesticides and Agent Orange. History repeats.

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Diet Pepsi to Drop Aspartame, but Picks Poor Replacement

Unfortunately, Pepsi has chosen to replace aspartame with sucralose, which is no up-trade at all. Sucralose is better known as Splenda and is another lab created sweetener with questionable human-health effects. Women-to-Women, in a lengthy expose, reports, “Splenda is…a synthetic compound stumbled upon in 1976 by scientists in Britain seeking a new pesticide formulation.” TruthAboutSplenda.com is tracking consumer health complaints, especially gastrointestinal problems.

Additionally, the new formula which will 

New thread title should say Pepsi Fails. 

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