20434036_sUnfortunately, many of the best tasting and delicious food products are made with dangerous and artificial flavorings. These toxic preservatives, sweeteners and additives enhance the flavor of food by changing their genetic composition. The result is food that may taste better, but is slowly killing the human population. Now is the time to educate ourselves on food that is made from all natural ingredients that can still taste delicious.

Artificial Sweeteners-Aspartame 19070907_s

Aspartame is a common ingredient in diet soda, sugar free gum, sugar free soda, cereal, kool aid, chewable vitamins and even toothpaste. Most commonly found in foods that are labeled “diet” or “sugar free” artificial sweeteners, otherwise known as Aspartame, is a carcinogenic with many negative consequences. As a neurotoxin and carcinogen, artificial sweeteners have been scientifically tested and researched to show that they cause short-term memory lose and can decrease a person’s intelligence.

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The corn used to make HFCS is mostly genetically modified varieties. High fructose corn syrup is a type of highly refined artificial sweetener that is found in everything from breads to granola bars to soups. While it is likely that you will have to spend more money to find products that don’t use this artificial sweetener it is imperative for your health and the health of your children that you avoid high fructose corn syrup. The syrup is a key contributor to America’s battle with obesity as it increases a person’s bad cholesterol levels and leads to diabetes.