Are Artificial Sweeteners Like Aspartame Safe?

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Major soft drink companies such as Coca Cola use artificial sweeteners...but are they safe?
Air Date: 8/28/13
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Michelle Dudash, RD
Michelle Dudash is an award-winning registered dietitian, best-selling cookbook author of Clean Eating for Busy Families (Fair Winds Press, December, 2012), Cordon Bleu-certified chef, recipe columnist for the Arizona Republic's "Healthy Dish" and television nutritionist.

She is nationally recognized as an expert in teaching people how food and health can deliciously co-exist. In her 18 years of food business experience, her recipes have appeared at A-list celebrity events, she cooked at the late Mary Elaine’s, a Mobil Five Star restaurant, and was a private chef serving guests including English royalty. As a busy working mom, Michelle understands what millions of families face every night as they struggle to put a healthy meal on the table in minutes. She has appeared nationally on Better, FOX and Friends, Cavuto and Radio Disney and appears monthly on Arizona Midday (NBC affiliate) and also on Good Morning Arizona Weekend (3TV). Writers frequently quote her in publications such as Prevention, USAToday.com, Time.com, MSN.com, Family Circle and Woman’s Day.
Are Artificial Sweeteners Like Aspartame Safe?
Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners on the market today. It is used in a number of products, including popular diet cola brands.

Diet Coke is one such company that has actually run ad campaigns defending its use of artificial sweeteners after they showed a decline in sales due to reports that Aspartame may have health risks.

Do you drink diet soda or use artificial sweeteners?

In this segment of Naturally Savvy, Andrea and Lisa are joined by Nutritionist, Chef and Author of Clean Eating for Busy Families, Michelle Dudash. They discuss just how much at risk you may be.
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