Among artificial sweeteners, one of the most common and controversial is aspartame. This zero-calorie sweetener, typically used in a number of foods and beverages as a sugar substitute, has been the subject of intense scrutiny in recent years. There is a multitude of reasons for this, many of which should give you pause for thought the next time you reach for a can of sugar-free Coke.
Aspartame has been linked to all kinds of health conditions
In the 30 years since aspartame entered the market, it’s been associated with a wide array of health problems, including but not limited to: