Is aspartame good or bad for diabetics to consume?
Aspartame is really neither good nor bad. Aspartame is a nonnutritive sweetener, meaning that it contains virtually no calories or carbohydrate. It’s been extensively studied and researchers have found no health risks from using aspartame. However, some people note individualized side effects, such as headaches or dizziness and attribute these symptoms to aspartame. There’s also some controversy about nonnutritive sweeteners and whether they cause weight gain or an increased craving for sweets. Again, studies aren’t conclusive on these issues. Certainly, if you think that aspartame is giving you any side effects, you may want to avoid it and either try another type of sweetener or just avoid sweeteners altogether.