Is aspartame good or bad for diabetics to consume?

Amy Campbell


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.

April 21, 2012 at 7:19 pm

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Cat - 24112
Cat - 24112 2013-05-18 12:53:31 -0500 Report

I switched to Stivia and love it. For my smoothies I use Greek yougart (plain) , a small amount of coconut milk , fresh frozen fruit,and sometimes I add Whyler's (SP) fruit drink pk. that has NO sweetner for a burst of flavor. Although I am still getting the artficial dyes, a little goes a long way. I feel better using stevia I even grow it in my herb garden and add it to Ice tea drinks.