I have been getting a little healthier over the past 2 years. I started with the easy stuff: no more sharing needles with people in public parks, no more unprotected sex at truck stops, no more homemade meth. The next thing I tried to tackle was high-fructose corn syrup. I never had a cavity until I started my first store and subsequently had 24-7 access to a fully-stocked mini-fridge full of Coca-Cola and Barq’s Root Beer! I was pounding a few a day, but the main problem was I wasn’t rinsing out with water afterwards and in a manner of a few months I went from cavity free to 10 CAVITIES!!!! The dentist told me I had to stop drinking soda and to try and avoid high-fructose corn syrup in the process. This is where my love of carbonated water and iced-coffee came into play. Well, after I beat that habit, I tackled my wife’s favorite substance Diet Coke. She drank one a day and I knew it didn’t taste the same as my favorite sodas. One of the ingrediants, aspertame, has been under the gun since it’s inception, but still passes FDA regulatory committees. Thankfully, we have other sources who may have our best interest in mind and aren’t going to cave in to steak dinners with lobbyists.
Aspertame may lead to Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Memory problems, Hearing Loss, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dimensia among other issues. It’s best that you do some research on your own, so you can decide the amount of danger you are willing to accept.
As for chewing gums, I Have only found two on the market that do NOT contain Aspertame and of course they are the ones that lose their flavor the fastest. Fruit Stripe and Bazooka. All the other ones that we all depend on for chronic fresh breath could lead to a lot bigger problems that halitosis. These days during rampant consumerism and government back-scratching we have to look out for ourselves. There’s a reason each package has a list of ingrediants you know…