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The Dangerous Effect Behind The Diet Sugar

Updated on August 8, 2009

Try to pay attention to the composition of the ingredients wrapped food around us, especially the one with  sugar free 'or' diet '. words. What do you see there? Aspartame. Aspartame is a low-calorie sweetener substitute for regular sugar (sucrose).

Aspartame is known as a diet sugar. Not surprisingly, for a woman who has a program to reduce body weight will bring this sugar diet sachet packaging everywhere.

For some people, consuming  diet sugar  is one way to keep the body healthy and stay slim. Moreover, this kind of sugar is strongly recommended for people with diabetes.

However, aspartam, one of the artificial sweetener substance commonly found in the sugar diet, can caused negative effects if it over consumed in long-term. Some of the negative effects for example : trigger the human brain network interference, cause headaches, cramps, convulsions, death socket, nausea, muscle cramps, to the most tragic result: death.

Aspartam potentially cause kidney damage. Aspartam is a combination of two amino acids, a aspartat acid and fenilalanin. Such as protein in general, these amino acids should have metabolism experienced inside the body.

Decomposition of protein is a kidney task. If we consume the aspartam in hugh portion and very often, the kidney will exhausted and could be damaged, it could trigger the kidney disease. As we know that kidney function is to filter all the dangerous or poisonous substances that could be harmful to the body. If the kidney damage, the body's performance will be reduced, so that the body will be more easily got sick.

However, health experts also agree that aspartam is not dangerous if it  consumed in a proper measure. A safe dose is 40 milligram (mg) per kilograms (kg) body weight. For example, a 50 kg body weight may only take aspartam maximum 2000 mg (2 grams) at once.

However, the measure is, can be minimal and is fairly difficult to be obeyed. That measure is less sweet for most of us. So it need a strong will to reduce the diet sugar (aspartam).


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      agus fanani 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for this good info. Although safe dosage for consuming aspartame is 40 mg of every kg of body weight, a lot of food and soft drink sold using aspartame as their sweetener, so our aspartame daily intake might exceed that limit .

    • febriedethan profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Indonesia

      Thank's for the comment sir, ok I'll do my best to collect the information about coconut sugar..:)

    • Bbudoyono profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks febrie. This is new information for me. Next time please write about coconut sugar.


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