Does all chewing gum have aspartame?

Answer Not all chewing gum contains the sugar-free substitute aspartame, which may cause damage to the brain and nervous system. Some gum is sweetened with sugar, or another sweetener by the name of xylit... Read More »

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Does Jell-O sugar-free chocolate raspberry pudding have aspartame in it?

Jell-O sugar-free, dark chocolate raspberry pudding does not contain aspartame. Rather, the pudding is sweetened with xylitol and sucralose. Other ingredients include modified food starch, cocoa, m... Read More »

Does chewing gum have plastic in it?

Contrary to popular belief, today's chewing gum is not made with plastic. Originally, it was made with latex sap. Today, gum is made from four basic ingredients: gum base, softeners, flavorings and... Read More »

Why does the FDA allow aspartame on the market?

Aspartame is a low-calorie artificial sweetener that's composed of two amino acids--aspartic acid and phenylalanine--and has been widely studied. According to the Aspartame Information Center, "the... Read More »

Why does aspartame affect a low-carb diet?

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that often goes by the name NutraSweet or Equal. It is added to certain foods or can be a stand-alone sweetener. When you are on a low-carbohydrate diet, aspart... Read More »