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RE: [IP] IP] Aspartame/Equal/ et al

Jef Lepine
GNOC Backbone
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On Mon, 28 Jan 2002, Handsfield, James H. wrote:
> If you look at a daily report from your local water supplier, you would
> probably say the same thing.  There's a lot more than just water in most
> community's water supply.

So true. My drinking water is NOT tap water. I drink bottled water
(Belmont Springs) at home, and water that is filter via reverse-osmosis at

> More seriously, I'm not saying that anyone *should* consume soft drinks of
> any sort.  That's entirely a personal decision.  But one should not *avoid*
> diet sodas just because they have aspartame (unless one has PKU - aspartame,
> like most artificial sweeteners, has phenylalanine, which people with PKU
> cannot metabolize).

I avoid them BECAUSE they have aspartame. It's another chemical my body
just doesn't need. Keep it simple and problems are easy to figure out :)

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