Please do not let your children drink/eat anything that is "Sugar free". For the most part, anything that is sugar free has aspartame in it and this is Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods.Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious including seizures and death.(1) A few of the 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include: Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain. I just had a friend who lost his wife last year suddenly. She had been in good health as far as we knew, but she drank diet products all day long. After researching they found out that she had aspartame poising. Water is better for them. My children have 1 soda (with table sugar) a week.
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