Dieting and Weight Loss
Sugar and Sweeteners

Does aspartame hinder weight loss?

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August 03, 2010 3:40PM

Absolutely YES!! Aspartame raises blood sugar levels. When blood sugar is too high, the pancreas releases insulin into the blood stream to regulate (lower) blood sugar. Blood sugar (glucose) plus insulin equals body fat. Raised blood sugar levels hinder weight loss and even cause weight gain.

Aspartame has many other side effects as well. It is made from a nasty combination of chemicals that should not be consumed by anyone who values their health. Many people who suffer from migraines find that they cease once they quit consuming aspartame and/or MSG.