Monday, March 3, 2008

Another Note on Aspartame.......


Hopefully you have all had a chance to read the previous post and article on aspartame. But I just had to add a few more notes to those blogs. Aspartame isn't just an ingredient in diet sodas, it is slowly creeping up everywhere. If something says "sugar free" , chances are that it has aspartame. It's so much better to just have the sugar content. I used to buy the only gum out there, shy of Bubblicious, that didn't contain aspartame but now Wrigley's spearmint contains it. So, I just sort of decided that it couldn't be that bad in a little piece of gum and started chewing orbit. Great gum. I chew gum all the time, it is a great way to keep food out of my mouth. Well, unfortunately I can't stop googling and just had to look up aspartame in gum. Darn it. Why can't I just let things be! After reading this article: Aspartame in Gum (click to read), I had to change my school of thought. Read for yourselves. My children also constantly chew gum. I can't stand the thought that they have had so much of this poison. Now, I will pop a good orbitz now and then, I am not a fanatic, a little won't kill anyone, but I have switch to the original gum, GLEE.
I ordered it from Amazon in bulk so it turns out to be about 70 cents each. They are in chicle form and taste good but the flavor doesn't last long. If you order $25 worth, you get free shipping. It is made from all natural products, including the original rain forest chicle! (not quite sure what that is but sounds interesting)

Anyways, sorry to fill you with too much info, maybe you just don't want to know so much, but I feel I need to get the info out there since the Today show certainly won't tell you!

Thanks for all the emails and phone calls asking for certain blogs, I am busy doing my research on your questions so hopefully the blogs will be out this week!

3 comments:

M_&_Em's_Momma said...
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M_&_Em's_Momma said...

Hi Shari! Spry is also another great alternative! It is pretty much the same thing as Glee gum, same form. I also use Spry gel for my kids instead of regular toothpaste. It is a natural anticavity and does not have aspartame or any of the artificial sweeteners!

Megan said...

I chew spry gum too. It comes in lot's of different flavors. If you live in Utah you can get it at good earth.