Nutrasweet Gives Me a Headache

By Diane987 Latest Reply 2010-06-06 20:17:23 -0500
Started 2010-06-06 08:29:54 -0500

I used to love the stuff. But gradually I started noticing that I would have a headache not too long after I would drink or eat something sugarfree. It took a while to figure out that it was nutrasweet or aspartame. As you can imagine this means there are a lot of things that I can not eat or drink. Does anyone know some sugarfree products that do not contain aspartame?

8 replies

monkeymama 2010-06-06 16:37:07 -0500 Report

I am using a combination of Splenda and now I am trying the Stevia. My doctors in fact have recommended I use the Splenda as a sweetner and for baking when I need to but they made me understand it ALL (including aspartame and other sweetners) to limit them as well.

Crashnot 2010-06-06 15:32:15 -0500 Report

Nutrasweet is poison in my unqualified opinion. We sweeten our drinks with Stevia, which is becoming more widely available. Everything in moderation though. Could be you're drinking so much of anything that it will affect you.

Diane987 2010-06-06 16:33:10 -0500 Report

You're right, I used to drink a lot of Crystal light when it first came out. It had aspartame at the time but that was years ago. Then I started getting the headaches. Now, I drink plain water or unsweetened iced tea. I love stevia. I use it mostly in cereal and drinks.

petals 2010-06-06 12:47:58 -0500 Report

I can't use nutrasweet for the same reason. I use splenda and I just bought another one to try stevia. They do use splenda in alot of things now. The sugarfree pudding that I buy has splenda in it and alot of diet sodas have it to. Just be carefull and read the package. Good Luck/

Diane987 2010-06-06 16:37:04 -0500 Report

What kind of pudding do you buy? I haven't had pudding in years because of the sweetener. Its been so long I stopped looking to see what kind of sweetener was in most sugarfree products. When aspartame came out it seemed like everything switched and my choices became very limited.

petals 2010-06-06 20:17:23 -0500 Report

The pudding is Jello brand , it is the dairy section of the store. It is already made and in little cups. I think that you get 6 cups. A lot of different flavors, yum!! I just bought the dark chocolate one, haven't tried it yet. My favorite one is the chocolate banana one. Try it ! It is usually where the yogurt is.

MAYS 2010-06-06 08:57:32 -0500 Report

I'm a believer in personal research and actual facts, you made the right choice concerning your health.

These sites may interest you, although they may contain info that you already are aware of, stay away from artificial sweeteners.

You can use sugar, just be cautious of the quantity.
(All simple sugars are harmful to some extent)