Asked by: Ovidio Emaldi
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th May, 2020

Does aspartame cause swelling?

Additives & Artificial Sweeteners
Your body cannot process artificial ingredients well, so substances such as aspartame and mono-sodium glutamate may trigger an immune response. Aspartame is a neurotoxin that the body frequently “attacks” therefore causing inflammation.

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Also asked, can aspartame cause water retention?

Fizzy drinks contain flavor agents and artificial sweeteners that may contribute to fluid retention. One study found that saccharin and aspartame cause fluid retention in lab animals. Even better, drink plain water in place of colas and carbonated drinks.

Also, what are the side effects of aspartame? News reports over the last few decades have claimed that aspartame causes or increases the risk of:

  • headaches.
  • dizziness.
  • seizures.
  • depression.
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Alzheimer's disease.
  • multiple sclerosis.
  • cancer.

Keeping this in consideration, do artificial sweeteners cause fluid retention?

The reason this small switch will bring noticeable results is that bars, shakes and other processed foods commonly contain artificial sweeteners like sucralose (Splenda), glycerin and sugar alcohols, as well as additives, coloring and preservatives, all of which may cause water retention, digestive upset, gastric

Can Diet Coke cause swelling?

Diet Soda. You already know that carbonation can cause bloating, but so can the artificial sweeteners found in most diet sodas. It's been known to lead to gas and bloating, but it can also reduce the amount of healthy bacteria in your gut which creates extra gas as you digest.

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