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  • 14th Jul 2023

"WHO Claims Aspartame, an Artificial Sweetener, Possibly Linked to Cancer; Guidelines Unaltered"

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified aspartame as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" due to limited evidence showing a potential link between aspartame and liver cancer. However, the WHO's Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) found the association between aspartame consumption and cancer in humans unconvincing and did not change the acceptable daily intake of 40 mg/kg per body weight. The WHO is advising moderation and suggests drinking water instead. The US FDA disagrees with the WHO's conclusion, stating that aspartame has been heavily studied and is safe.

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Unveiling the Truth about Added Sugar

Have you ever taken a moment to ponder what really goes into your morning coffee or bedtime hot cocoa? Beyond that fleeting sweetness on your tongue, lurks a less appealing truth. Let's delve into the unseen world of 'added sugar'.

The realm of added sugars is truly vast and wide-reaching. It's akin to opening Pandora’s Box; once you start digging, there’s no going back. From sauces and frozen foods to yogurts and sodas - they all carry these hidden sweet tidbits. So what are added sugars?

The Innocuous-sounding Culprit. The term 'added sugar' is as straightforward as it sounds; it refers to any sugar introduced during food processing or preparation rather than intrinsically found in fresh produce like fruits. Simple as an apple falling from a tree right?

Facing Health Ordeals Head On Why bother adding this extra ingredient at all? Well, besides offering us some deliciously indulgent treats, manufacturers use them for enhancing flavour, improving texture and extending shelf-life!No wonder our supermarket aisles are brimming with those tempting goods full of neon claims directed smartly at consumers . However beneath these hard-to-resist lures rests potential health hazards including obesity, tooth decay and heart disease– rendering this topic worthy enough for perusal by anyone mindful about their wellbeing. < p style = "font-size : 18 px;" > < b >Finding Solace Through Label Literacy< / b>If we liken reading labels to decrypting ancient hieroglyphics, wouldn't that make us modern-day Indiana Joneses hunting in supermarket aisles?< / i>Hunting aside , recognising added sugars isn't always easy due to the plethora of different names! Ingredients such as high-fructose corn syrup , evaporated cane juice or maltose – at first blush seem unassociated but actually signify its presence . Become your own nutrition sleuth ! Read those nutritional tables watchfully &amp ; let informed choices guard you. < p/>< h3 > As they say- At times , ignorance may be bliss ; but not when it comes down our very sustenance-honourable Food ! Engage with news sources & become more acquainted with these pesky additives-your body will thank someday ! < span >< / span >

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