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Staying sweet

Posted May 14, 2009

I gave up regular soft drinks for diet sodas in 2000, and I can no longer drink the cloying, syrupy sugar-sweeteened drinks.  It took about a week of diet soft drinks before I got used to it, but I think of all the calories and high-fructose corn syrup I've avoided.  

And please don't send me the yards-long e-mail (with all the >>>>'s in front of every line) from 11 years ago outlining all of the aspartame conspiracy theories. 

I try to avoid sugar, especially since a nurse friend told me, "Cancer loves sugar."  Yipes!  I don't want to serve cancer its favorite meal.

So with that in mind, here's a site that shows you in cube-form how much sugar they cram into popular drinks and foods.



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  • DrBettyMartini May 14, 2009

    If you don't want cancer you better put down that Diet Coke. The FDA's own toxicologist Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress aspartame violated the Delaney Amendment because it caused cancer and no ADI should have been allowed to be set. The Ramazzini Studies proved aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen. Email me at for the new article released yesterday with comments from world experts on aspartame on the cancer issue. It's over 1000 character or I would paste it in.

    See the movie, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, and listen to the comments of the experts and the victims who suffered brain tumors. Aspartame breaks down to DKP, a brain tumor agent.

    A safe sweetener is Just Like Sugar which you can get in most Whole Foods or on line.

    Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
    Mission Possible International
    770 242-2599, and
    Aspartame Toxicity Center,

  • thefensk May 14, 2009

    Good for you.

    Still waiting for the big health expose' on corn syrup ... which is added to virtually all processed foods (check the labels ... if it doesn't have corn syrup or corn syrup solids then it probably has sugar). That's the hidden "sugar" we consume in addition to the easily identified massive amounts illustrated here.

    And they wonder why diabetes is on the rise ...

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