54 Beneficial Compounds Discovered In Pure Maple Syrup


University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram has discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20 compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role in human health. On March 30, 2011 at the 241st American Chemical Society’s National Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. the URI assistant pharmacy professor […]

Biological Effects Of Popular Artificial Sweetener Sucralose


The artificial sweetener sucralose is a biologically active compound according to an extensive review published by Taylor & Francis in the recent issue of Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B: Critical Reviews. “Sucralose, A Synthetic Organochlorine Sweetener: Overview Of Biological Issues” authored by Susan S. Schiffman, PhD, an internationally known sweetener researcher and Kristina […]

DIEt Soda Raises Risk Of Diabetes


Diet soda has been linked to a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than regular soda sweetened with an average of 8 teaspoons of sugar per can. Whether the risk is related to the artificial sweetener aspartame or some other factor, has yet to be determined. A study of French women, published in the current issue of the American Journal of Clinical […]

Aspartame Trap: You May Be Unknowingly Ingesting This Toxic Sweetner


The risk of artificial sweeteners is still very real. Aspartame is used as a substitute sweetener in thousands of products. Most diet sodas, processed foods and candies contain this ‘alternative’ to sugar. If you aren’t careful, you’ll easily run into it somewhere in your food. Aspartame is marketed not by its real name, but through […]

Headache Most Common Adverse Experience In Neotame Study


Neotame (E961) is the next generation of artificial sweetener and flavour enhancer. Critics say it is even more toxic than aspartame, and call for independent research to evaluate its effects. Headache was the most common adverse experience in human studies. As its patent for aspartame was running out, Monsanto developed a new, more potent version […]