The utter crap we put into the food chain these days....
Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Toxicity Information Center: "Toxicity Effects of Aspartame Use"
I'd heard that the artificial sweeteners in 'diet' drinks were bad for you... but holy crap! Check out some of the highlights from the side effects list:
hypertension (high blood pressure)
brain cancer (Pre-approval studies in animals)
Lovely. Right... that's it, no more diet coke for me. In fact, I think I'll quit caffeine too....
"[caffeine] abuse results in symptoms... which include agitation, disorientation and a syndrome which may be mistaken for anxiety/neurosis. It is a habit-forming drug"
"Caffeine particularly has a profound effect on the central nervous system, but it also affects, to a lesser degree the heart muscle, gastric secretion and diuresis."
"The post stimulation "let down" with caffeine results in fatigue and lethargy and the constant stimulation caused by chronic caffeine dosing could be disastrous" - Yeah, that's me baby!
Also, if you haven't already seen it, go buy/rent/steal this film now: Supersize me! To summarise: junk food kills you slowly, don't eat that s***!
And people wonder why they look and feel like crap?