[quote="GregX999"]Yes, I agree with Raz. The sweeteners used in diet soda are basically poison. Do a google search for "Aspartame".
Did you know the NutraSweet company is actually owned by Monsanto?
Poison and poison...
Aspartame contains of two aminoacids and methanol. Your body will break it down and the aminoacids will be used as they always are, and 10% of the aspartame will become metanol, which breaks down into what in swedish is called ant acid (which is what may damage your eyes) and that breaks down to formaldehyde which is NOT good for your body.
Anyway he usual argument for the small risk of this is that regular juice may contain more metanol, but then it also contains etanol which the liver will try to break down at the same time, and therefor metanol breakdown will happen slower and because of that if may leave your body thru transpiration, urine.. afaik.
Anyway probably none of the artificial sweeteners are good for you, but then lots of people consume them and so long not much have happened.
First I ever consumed them, then I was told they was safe so I started, then there was two studies in 2004 and 2005 which wasn't that nice concerning aspartame so then I thought I should stop but it's so easy to pick up the occational sweet... Now I try to avoid it but sometimes I ignore it.
Acesulfame-K isn't that good either.
Sucralose seems to be ok for now, thought it has three chloride atoms within its molecules.
Saccarine and Cyclamate I won't consume (except in toothpaste..)
Stevia isn't sold as food within EU.
Since aspartame is 200 times sweeter than sugar you will only use 0.5 gram to replace 100 gram of sugar, and that amount will only give you 0.05 gram of metanol, you decide for yourself if you think it will hurt you.