Aspartame is an artificial sugar substitute used in a variety of foods to reduce calorie content. While aspartame is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, controversy still exists regarding its safety. Mercola reports that aspartame consumption can lead to cancer, birth defects, diabetes and seizures. Cutting back may protect your health now and in the future. NutraSweet is one name brand for aspartame.
In fact, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a lifelong use of aspartame can lead to the development of cancer,
3. Diet soda
4. Sugar-free gum