Ladies, if you drink diet soft drinks or eat sugar-free foods, it is so worth the small amount of time it will take to watch this video. It might even save your life.
The artificial sweetener aspartame is a dangerous chemical. A poison, actually. Once inside your body it is converted into formaldehyde.
The following video will familiarize you with some of the terrifying side-effects and health problems you could encounter if you consume products containing this chemical. Unfortunately, aspartame toxicity is not well-known by doctors, despite its frequency.
I'm not into excluding entire food categories from my diet, like sweets. But rather than risk my health, I stick with good ol' fashioned sweeteners - used in moderation - that have been used for centuries and are "whole" foods. These include evaporated cane juice (natural sugar), honey, agave and molasses.