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In a health conscious society, Americans are always turning to the latest fad to lose weight and be healthy.

Consequently, many people turn to diet soda to shave calories off their meal thinking it’s a “healthier option”.

But is it?

What if diet soda is actually WORSE for an individual than regular soda? Is cutting the calories really worth the risk?

The main ingredient in diet soda is aspartame.

According to cancer.org, Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners in use today. It’s actually 200 times sweeter than sugar, and cancer.org claims

Because it (aspartame) is about 200 times sweeter than sugar, so much less of it can be used to give the same level of sweetness. This, in turn, lowers the calories in the food or beverage.”

And apartame.org even boots the substance is “FDA approved” and how it provides “benefits to the calorie-conscious consumer.”

However, there was no mention about the side-effects of aspartame.

IJ Review reports a story about a woman who was mysteriously sick for years – so sick even walking became a “chore.” This woman was prescribed 24 medications, but doctors still couldn’t figure out what was wrong although the latest test results showed she may be suffering from multiple sclerosis.

Apparently, the woman stopped drinking aspartame filled diet soda, and within just 32 hours she was walking again and down to only 1 medication, according to IJ Review.

The good news is, many companies are starting to recognize the risk of using aspartame in their products. Once consumers are educated about the risks, they are speaking out and voicing concerns to companies who use aspartame in their products.

In fact, PepsiCo made the decision to ditch aspartame from Diet Pepsi in the United States.

PepsiCo said while “decades of studies show aspartame is safe, we recognize that consumer demand is evolving.”

Do you think you might be suffering from aspartame poisoning?

MD Health lists physical and neurological symptoms from aspartame which may include: buzzing in the ears, decreased and blurred vision, breathlessness, elevated blood pressure, upset stomach, abdominal pain, hives and intense itching, lip or mouth swelling, and neurologic conditions such as memory loss, confusion, migraine, dizziness, unsteadiness, seizures, severe speech slurring, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Is it time to throw away the aspartame diet soda from your fridge? The choice is yours.