Wednesday, 28 July 2010

"Contains a source of Phenylalanine", but what does it mean?


I have been asking myself this question for some time now after noticing that a lot of soft drinks and yoghurt's mentioned this unfamiliar name in their ingredients listings.

I found out quite early on that Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid and also 50% of a sweetener called aspartame which is widely used in a variety of foods including Cola, some yoghurt's and is also found naturally in foods such as eggs and bananas. What I have found out more recently is,to say the least, somewhat worrying reading!.

I won't simply copy the details onto my blog, but will instead supply you with a few links to the websites that I have found, and let you decide for yourself if we (the general public) are being exposed too a rather nasty additive in our daily food diet. Janet Starr Hull explains some facts. Yahoo Discussion Wikipedia entry

If you found some of these revelations rather worrying, maybe you had better hope that you are not effected by Phenylketonuria (PKU)!. What is that? Take a look HERE.

Perhaps we should all take more note of what our daily diets contain.....just to be on the safe side!.


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