Diet soda and Leukemia?


One fizzy drink may immediately increase your chances of having Leukemia. This is applicable to both men and women. Aside from that, aspartame in consumables like a fizzy drink can trigger non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma in men. Read on to know more how foods and drinks are linked to Leukemia.

The circulatory system is mainly responsible for the distribution of nutrients in different parts of the body.

The circulatory system, also known as the cardiovascular system, is composed of the heart and the blood vessels. Basically, whatever you eat or drink will most likely be distributed to different body parts. Therefore, if you eat healthy food, chances are you will maintain these parts well. Conversely, if you feed your body with chemicals such as aspartame, there is a chance that this will take its toll on your body.

Because the circulatory system closely works with the respiratory system and the lymphatic system, there is a great chance that these will also be affected if you ingest aspartame on a long-term basis.

Leukemia is a cancerous disease of the white blood cells.

Specifically, the mutation takes place in the bone marrow. A person who is suffering from Leukemia has a mutation in the white blood cells. White blood cells are the units that are mostly responsible for the defense against harmful agents (especially the foreign bodies) and healing.

This is the reason that makes people with Leukemia have poor immunity against diseases when they acquire this condition. Aside from this problem, other medical conditions like fever, Anemia, poor blood clotting, bone pain, chills, nausea, flu-like signs and symptoms, extreme fatigue, and weight loss (among others) are present.

There are various mechanisms that are at play when you ingest some aspartame.

As soon as your body absorbs aspartame into your system, it is eventually broken down into methanol (also known as wood alcohol) and formaldehyde (a chemical typically used to embalming). As you can see, these substances can be considered as poison for the body. What makes it worse is you cannot simply eliminate this from the body using the common filtering process courtesy of your kidneys and liver. Because it stays in your body for long, it further ups its chances of giving your cancerous diseases because it eventually interferes with the normal functions of the body.

There are numerous foods and drinks that may have aspartame in them.

You might be a bit surprised to find out that some of the foods and drinks listed below may be considered as “healthy” choices. Here are just some of them:

  • Ice cream (sugar-free variety)
  • Jellies and jams
  • Fruit spreads
  • Cookies (sugar-free variety)
  • Nutritional bars
  • Pies (sugar-free variety)
  • Chewing gum
  • Diet soda
  • Instant cocoa mix
  • Coffee
  • Breath Mints
  • Meal replacements
  • Protein drinks
  • Vegetable drinks
  • Yogurt (fat-free variety)
  • Yogurt (sugar-free variety)
  • Chocolate syrup (sugar-free variety)
  • Yogurt drinks
  • Tabletop sweeteners
  • Powdered soft drinks
  • Carbonated soft drinks
  • Cereals
  • Flavored Syrups
  • Hard candies
  • Vitamins
  • Flavored bottled water
  • Diet soft drinks (non-carbonated variety)
  • Puddings
  • Ketchup (sugar-free variety)
  • Ice cream toppings
  • Iced tea

There are numerous studies that can confirm the connection between aspartame use and Leukemia.

One study tackled the connection between Leukemia and sodas with artificial sweeteners and/or sugar in them. They found out that there is an association between these two main factors, especially with men. Sodas seem to increase the chances of not only developing Leukemia but also Lymphoma.

Another study explored the carcinogenic effects of aspartame when incorporated in the feeds of rats. The experiment was conducted on 8-week-old rats and lasted until they died of natural death. Around 70 to 95 rats were tested during the experimental period. During the feeding process, the investigators placed an “acceptable” amount of aspartame in their feeds. The rats eventually developed tumors that are the size of golf balls. Some even had ones the size of the palm of the hand.

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Fortunately, there are some safe substitutes that you may use in lieu of aspartame.

Basically, aspartame is an artificial sweetener. Your best bet is to go for the natural sweeteners. The nutritional benefits do not deviate much from what the typical table sugar can give you, but it can definitely have a lot of impacts, as far as lowering your chances of getting cancer is concerned. Here are just of the following sweeteners:

  • Molasses
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey
  • Fruit juice concentrates
  • Date sugar
  • Agave nectar

Before you go on and grab the nearest bottle of these products, closely consider if these are natural, to begin with. The list of ingredients may show otherwise.

You can also do something to cut down on sweets consumption.

Doing so will further decrease your chances of introducing aspartame in your system.

  • Reduce or even get rid of sugar consumption by weaning off little by little. Sugar addiction is a thing so you need to deal with it in a similar manner as other types of addiction.
  • Drink more water and fruit juices. Make sure the fruit juices do not contain aspartame in its list of ingredients.
  • Go for fruits if you’re looking for a sweet fix.
  • Cut down on the serving.
  • Try out extracts like lemon, vanilla, orange, or almond.
  • Replace the sugars with herbs and spices for an increased depth of flavor.

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