I don't agree with you. I much prefer diet cola over regular. The original diet pops did leave an after taste but to me at least, aspertame does not.
While I believe snopes regarding false emails, I don't know that I would count them as a reliable source regarding such things as aspertame or splenda.
We should be looking for natural products in foods we use all the time and stevia would be a good sugar replacement because it is natural and it certainly is sweet.
Yep, it's 0 calorie. The other stuff is chemical. But then if one isn't concerned about calories, natural sugars are better than refined sugars, too.
I remember a cartoon a few years ago showing two scientists looking at a pair of rats in a pair of cages. One cage containing a rat that was so huge it couldn't move was labeled "Fed on Sugar." In the other cage was a normal sized rat. Its cage was labeled "Fed asparatame." One was scientist looking at the smaller rat and saying to the other scientist "...and one of these poor fellows has a one in a million chance of getting cancer."
I think that most of us who drink diet coke, started drinking it because of the calorie content. Calorie content is not something that many men in particular take note of. Hubby knows (generally) that I don't like things heavy in fat and yet there are times when he thinks he's doing something so nice and he arrives home with something like strawberry crepes filled with whipped cream. He came home the other day with some things he thought I might like for my lunch at work. The package had the word "light" on the front of it. It contained 2 of something that resembles a deep fried taco. Each one (and one doesn't make it as a meal) contains 300 calories. I thanked him for thinking of me and put them in the freezer. I'll feed them to the kids on the weekends. Food that is fine for active kids but not so fine for older people.
I actually have been drinking diet coke for so long now that regular coke tastes overly sweet and super strong. I just can't get more than a mouthfull down.
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The following sugar substitutes are available in the United States:
Aspartame, which is also known by the brand names Equal and Nutrasweet
Acesulfame K, which is also known as Sunett and Sweet One
Saccharin, which is also known as Sweet ‘N Low and Sweet Twin
Sucralose, which is also known as Splenda