Aspartame (NutraSweet®) is a toxic chemical that can have serious effects on our nervous system. It is a very profitable item for the drug company that makes it. You can find it in just about every kind of food – even in some so-called health foods. Many studies emphasize the toxic nature of aspartame yet it is still on the market and remains very popular.

It is sold as a no-calorie sweetener and most of us live with the belief that using it instead of something like sugar (that contains calories) will help us lose weight.

That isn’t true.

Recently I received an email from a friend who links to an interesting article in The Idaho Observer. It is a story about how one person has used aspartame to get rid of, yes kill, pests, like ants. Here’s a quote from the article:

How does it Work: Aspartame is a neuro poison. It most likely kills the ants by interfering with their nervous system. It could be direct, like stopping their heart, or something more subtle like killing their sense of taste so they can’t figure out what is eatable, or smell, so they can’t follow their trails or misidentify their colonies members, so they start fighting each other. Not sure what causes them to end up dying, just know that for many species of ants it will kill them quickly and effectively.

Isn’t that interesting? Here’s a chemical that is in just about every sweet food product and is powerful enough to kill ants.

Does anyone really think that it would be ok for humans to ingest? I don’t. Do yourself a health-favor and remove aspartame from your diet. Watch those labels. Our government insists that manufacturers put them on all foods for a reason. When you know what you’re eating you will know what to avoid – or at least you’ll know why you feel bad when you’ve eaten something like aspartame.