European food experts have given Aspartame the all clear saying it is safe for human consumption. The sugar substitute which is 200 times sweeter than sugar itself is used in many fizzy drinks that many of us consume. Recent studies and tests have been done and the results all show that aspartame causes no side effects.
In the past there have been claims that aspartame causes headaches, nausea and has other side effects. The consumption of this artificial sweetener has been linked with pregnant women who consume this during their pregnancy and linking this to them having a premature baby.
The announcement is made by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) whereby they have brought forward the review of this sweetener which was due for completion in 2020. The EFSA state an acceptable daily intake is set at 40mg per kg of body weight per day. This is equivalent to 2800mg for an average British adult.
What is your take on this? Do you consume Aspartame or do you stay away from it? Has your view on the sweetener changed upon reading this?
Reference - BBC NEWS - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25323216