Stop putting Aspartame in your sodas.
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Stop putting Aspartame in your sodas.

    1. Nicole Stef
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      Nicole Stef

      Toronto, Canada

In 1981, the use of Aspartame in food products was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), letting the people think that it was indeed a healthy product. However, what many people do not know is the controversy behind the approval of Aspartame due to the fact that it gave lab animals brain cancer. according to a report given to the FDA “a few of the 90 different documented symptoms (of Aspartame) include: Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain." Studies suggest that Aspartame has lead to an increase in brain tumors as well.
In an article published in 2010, Dave Reddoch talks about his 58 year old wife who became completely disabled from drinking Coke for 30 years. She got to a point where she would drink up to eight cans of Coke a day. Finally, Aspartame took its toll on her body and caused her entire spine to collapse. She underwent two surgeries that attempted to straighten her spine, but they were not effective. The doctors concluded that the Aspertame had eaten away at her bones. Nevertheless, Coke does not warn its consumers about harmful side effects. "Not only is her life a living Hell, but so is mine," said Reddoch.

Aspartame is dangerous, especially if consumed regularly. The problem is that it is present in a well known soda (Diet Coke) which millions of people consume daily- thinking it is a better alternative to regular Coke in terms of weight gain. The truth is that its no better or might actually be worse. Please sign this petition and help contribute to a healthier future.

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    • K C LIVEPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I love Soft Drinks but they put shit like Aspartame in it! E.g. Fanta Zero and Regular Fanta BOTH hava Aspartame in it, that is balls and makes no sense. Also, there is some evidence that Aspartame causes Brain Tumours! I want to enjoy my drinks without the risk of getting a Brain tumour or Haemorrhage! >.<

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    • Erin Maurer KENMORE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      They can find another ingredient to use

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    • Ashlea Rock TULSA, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing because I think things need to be done to help this country be healthier but

      I seriously doubt the removal of aspartame is really going to make Coca Cola much safer.

      Don't blindly trust anything just because it's says "natural" or "diet". If you sincerely want to be healthy you are going to have to find out want is healthy on your own because they do just about anything they can to try and make their product look good.

      For example, you know all those "whole wheat"breads? Most of them if you look at the ingredients list you'll find that they are not pure whole wheat, they are mix between that and some other flour. Even if you do manage to find pure whole wheat, it probably is not as healthy as you think because of how they usually process it. One of the causes of tooth decay is bread. You've probably never heard that before.

      To put it short, if you want healthy bread that you don't have to worry about it rotting your teeth you're better off learning about sourdough and making it yourself. I am not going to explain it here.

      And about honey, they've found that most mix corn syrup it in to safe cash, at the cost of people's health.

      Also, a common con in the seafood industry is to sell a cheaper fish under the name of a more desirable fish.

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