Just Say No To Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial Sweeteners

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved five artificial sweeteners as of August 2006: aspartame, saccharin, acesulfame-K, neotame, and sucralose.

Following are excerpts from the July-August 2006 FDA Consumer magazine:

Aspartame

Brand names include NutraSweet and Equal.

“The FDA first approved aspartame in 1981 as a tabletop sweetener, and for use in […]