Detail on Sweetners

Leonard and Sharon Wojno practice sustainability and wellness in their daily lives- Vegetarian and user of alternative nutritional therapies, and user of alternative house products. Sharon holds medical and nutritional certificate along with Masters of Science in Remedial Reading and Special education. She is operator of quantum mechanics health devices and advocates mystical practices. Leonard graduated from Stony Brook University in New York and took postgraduate courses at Radford University in Virginia. For the last decade he worked as a homebound school teacher for Rocky Mount Public Schools.

(Part 2 of 5 part series on The Dangers that The Soda Ecosystem is)

SWEETENERS CONTINUED

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP 

It’s artificial not a natural substance. High fructose leads to increased liver fat, which leads to fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes. It also leads to obesity, can make gout worse and drives inflammation which increases the person’s risk for heart disease and cancer, and can harm cells.  HFCS causes weight gain, increases your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels, and contributes to tissue damage, among other harmful effects and it HAS NO NUTRIENTS.

SUGAR

The word Sugar in most India sodas isn’t defined and you have no idea as to what you are drinking.  Be it glucose, fructose, sucrose, HFCS, dextrose, lactose, white refined processed, white plantation, corn syrup, etc. Nevertheless, overconsumption of sugars can cause: obesity, diabetes mellitus, heart attacks, body inflammation, hypoglycemia, gout, addiction, Candida, mental confusion, or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

ASPARTAME  (In 951)

It is considered a potential carcinogen and  in the body it breaks down. One product is Methanol at 10%, a poisonous wood alcohol. In animals it is linked to leukemia in high doses. It is also linked to lower levels of HDL (which is good cholesterol) and it increases the risks for heart attacks. Some people get headaches, nausea, high blood pressure, blindness, epileptic seizures, dizziness, skin allergies, respiratory problems, Alzheimer’s disease, and depression when taking this and it disrupts the bowel flora. In India if aspartame is in a product there should have a label stating: Artificial sweetener. Not for phenylketonurics.

 

SUCRALOSE (E955)

(also known as Splenda, an artificial sweentener) The Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health noted that some of the ingested sweetener is metabolized. It is a sugar molecule mixed with chlorine. One study showed an increase in blood sugar and insulin levels. In animal studies a link was shown to reduce good gut bacteria, and there is a high risk of inflammation and weight gain.

ACESULFAME POTASSIUM (950 or Ace K)

contains the carcinogen methylene chloride and the prolonged exposure can lead headaches, depression, nausea, mental confusionliver and kidney effects, visual disturbances, and cancer in humans.

 

ACIDITY REGULATORS

PHOSPHORIC ACID (E338)

Too much phosphorus in the blood due to food addictives or poorly functioning kidneys can bind up calcium and causes damage to your bones, teeth, and kidneys.  These increased levels, along with other mineral abnormalities, can individually and collectively contribute to hardening of the arteries and heart and blood vessel illnesses.

CITRIC ACID (330)

Side effects include damage to intestinal microbiota, intestinal upset and constipation.  But usually safe.

SODIUM CITRATE (E331)

Is a salt of critic acid and contains sodium, so sodium restricted people must be careful. Can cause tooth erosion if taken in large concentrations. They may be Genetically Engineered or Modified. GMO’s aren’t sustainable as they wipe out natural varieties of plants.

POTASSIUM CITRATE (332)

Is a potassium salt of critic Acid and people with kidney issues may have problems.

MALIC ACID (In 296)

Can cause skin and eye irritation & may lower blood pressure if people are prone to it.

SYNTHETIC FOOD COLOURS

E110 SUNSET YELLOW FCF, ORANGE YELLOW S, FD&C YELLOW 6 –

Is a synthetic “coal tar” and an azo yellow dye. People who are allergic to salicylates may react to it. It causes allergies and effects the immune system. Symptoms that may tell you are allergic to 110 are: gastric upset, urticaria or nettle rash, swelling and itching skin,  diarrhea, vomiting, numbness, sore and watery eyes and blurred vision, nausea, severe weight loss, cough, dramatic change in behavior and mood swings, headache, sinus attacks, constipation, blood pressure disorders, and sleeping disorders. Additionally, it is a histamine liberator and may intensify symptoms of asthma. In combination with benzoates, it is also implicated in hyperactivity in children.  Thus, the EU requires warning label: “May have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.”  It is banned in Norway, Finland, and Sweden.

E102 TARTRAZINE ALSO CALLED FD&C YELLOW 5 –

Is a synthetic yellow azo dyes derived from coal tar. E102 causes the most allergic and/or intolerance reactions, especially in people allergic to aspirin. It is a histamine-liberating agent and may affect asthmatics.  Other reactions can include: migraine, blurred vision, itching, rhinitis, and purple skin patches. In laboratory animals there was an increase in the number of kidney and adrenal gland tumors. It may cause chromosomal damage. When taken with benzoates (E210-215), tartrazine is a suspected agent causing hyperactivity in a large amount of children. Soda with E102 in Europe are labeled: “”May have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.” E102 is banned in Norway and Sweden, Germany, Austria, United Emirates.

E129 ALLURA RED AC, FD&C RED 40

Is a red synthetic azo dye from Petroleum or coal tar.  People allergic to aspirin or asthmatics may be slightly affected. People with skin sensitivities may have problems. European Union requires the following label: “may have an adverse effect on activity in children” because it is linked with hyperactivity. It is banned in: Denmark, Belgium, France, Sweden and Switzerland.  Some studies say this may cause cancer. In animals studies the following have been detected: Developmental, reproductive and general organ toxicity.

E133 BRILLIANT BLUE FCF, FD&C BLUE 1

Is a blue synthetic coal tar dye. The Hyperactive Children’s Support Group recommends it be eliminated from the diet of children in conjunction with (E102) Tartrazine. It is prohibited in Argentina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Mauritius, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Trinidad Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Finland, and Turkey. Animal tests show that E133 has been connected to tumor or cancer related issues in certain organs.

CARAMEL COLOR

Several classes of caramel coloring exist in sodas (Class I, II, III, IV) and some sodas do not tell you which class. The source for Sulfite Ammonia caramel IN 150D Class IV in the industry may be from: animal, milk, barley, corn (may be GMO), molasses and the sources are not labeled. It can cause intestinal problems. IN 150D can: inhibit the metabolism of B6, reduce white blood cell count, or soften feces. Animal tests show that there may be a link to cancer.  CLASS III AND IV HAVE 4-METHYLIMIDAZOLE (4-MEI). California told Pepsi and Coca Cola to remove 4-MEI or put a cancer warning on the label. Consumer report noted that 4-MEI is still being used. Companies said they’d reduce it. Why not eliminate it? What India has done about this caramel coloring I do not know, but India does use Class IV caramel color?

Calcium disodium EDTA

Is to protect flavor. Because it binds to metals, studies performed on animals have shown that sustained consumption of calcium disodium EDTA can cause essential mineral depletion.  My notes: This is a chelating substance used to detoxify heavy metals from the body.  I used it for that purpose at home, but you only take a little once a week and not every week until your heavy metals are gone and then stop.

 

To learn more information on Chemicals in your soda read article” INGREDIENTS!  What they tell you! Part III, which will be up on 11th Jan 2020

Disclaimer: For educational purposes; consult your health practitioner.

 

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