Since making a conscious effort to sort my ever-increasing weight and generally fatty-twatty-ness one of the biggest changes I’ve made is to give up the CocaCola – as you may have read from a previous post. Having substituted the full-fat Cola for zero-calorie alternatives (namely Fanta Zero and Sprite Zero) a lot of people have been warning me about the life-threatening dangers of Aspartame. The amount of scaremongering that goes on thanks to the internet and the uneducated is really quite amusing.
For a fact sheet on the matter (basically reiterating that there is absolutely no evidence to suggest Aspartame has ANY negative effects on the human body or mind) – download the PDF here.
To give you an idea of the nutritional difference between CocaCola and Sprite Zero just glance at this:
When you consider that I was probably drinking at least 1500ml a day of full-fat Coke then it speaks for itself. I honestly think people should be more concerned about the effects that Caffeine has on the body (WebMD have a nice page about this here).
Ultimately its for joe-consumer to make up their own damn mind – my advice is to do a little research first instead of listening to what uncle Roy ‘knows’ about it.