The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aspartame in 1981, and it is now found in nearly 5,000 food and beverage products.
Adults, children and pregnant women around the world consume so much aspartame that 3,000 to 5,000 metric tons are produced each year. Many believe they are doing their health a favor by swapping sugar for artificial sweeteners, but the opposite is true.
Aspartame not only has harmful effects on its immediate consumer, but also on several generations later.
The shocking findings add another reason why you should throw any product containing aspartame out of your kitchen cupboards.