Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Acesulfame Potassium = Evil

Do you love the sweet taste of Sierra Mist? That "sugar free" diet soda or snack bar or other "food stuff" tastes so yummy, but you don't know why? Check the label for Acesulfame Potassium. 200 times sweeter than sugar to human taste buds. Human livers and spleens and endocrine systems DON'T know what to do with the stuff, and it actually makes you (or at least it used to make me) more hungry, crave more sweets, more intake, more, more, more! I now avoid it like the plague.

Acesulfame K, in liquid form sweeter than aspartame or sucralose. Undigestible. Can't be processed by the liver, as far as we know. Yeah, it's really good for you. If you want to be hypoglycemic or aggravate a diabetic condition, consume it in Cone Head like quantities.


  1. Diet sodas seem like a hard habit to break, don't they? Sheesh. Curious what Dr. Desert Flower thinks of this study

  2. And your threats make very difficult situation for Kazakhstan, number one exporter of potassium.

  3. Re: Pyker's study:

    " aspartame (ASP; 7, 14, 28, and 35 mg/kg body weight), acesulfame-K (ASK; 150, 300, and 600 mg/kg body weight), and saccharin (50, 100, and 200 mg/kg body weight) "

    Some of those are HUGE amounts of sweetener. 600mg/kg is about 60 lbs. of sweetener for me.

  4. Duh, bad math. More like 2 oz. Sorry. Not huge at all


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