I try my best to keep toxins out of my body, but there are times when I slip and forget and have to go back and do some research. I had a piece of gum yesterday, which I will do once in awhile.
Specifically it was Orbit and I proceeded to read the package, investigated the ingredients and will point out one – Aspartame.
Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting aspartame:
- brain tumors
- multiple sclerosis
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- parkinson’s disease
- mental retardation
- birth defects
- fibromyalgia, and
Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. Google it. It is also in diet drinks and artificial sweeteners – no more gum for me!
Very scary! #Iamsickandtiredofcancer #Gum #aspartame
INGREDIENTS: ORBIT GUM, SUGARFREE GUM, SWEET MINT
INGREDIENTS: Sorbitol, Gum Base, Glycerol, Mannitol, Natural Flavor and Artificial Flavors, Less than 2% of Xylitol, Aspartame, Acesulfame K, Lecithin, BHT (to Maintain Freshness), Blue 1 Lake, Betacarotene.