Aspartame is a dangerous sweetener used in diet foods and many gums and candies. It is banned in Europe as a food additive. Here is some info from Dr Josh Axe. Ironically, aspartame makes people gain wieght! How is that for a diet sweetener?? Stevia is much safer than sugar or any artificial sweetener. 

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