Posted: 11 January 2019

This is an English translation of the article entitled, “Um Erro Chamado 0% Açúcar. O Que Importa De Facto Saber,” which may be found at: https://lifestyle.sapo.pt/saude/peso-e-nutricao/artigos/um-erro-chamado-0-acucar-o-que-importa-de-facto-saber

Martini: This is a good point. What if you're using pork which is admitted to have Neotame in it unlabeled, using one or some of the 17 dairy products with aspartame unlabeled, chewing aspartame gum and drinking coffee with Equal? Consider that aspartame is cumulative to begin with and there is no safe dose as FDA Dr. Adrian Gross pointed out to the Senate on 8/1/85 because it causes cancer and violates the Delaney clause. He said FDA should not have been able to set an allowable daily intake. So FDA violated the law in the approval of aspartame making approval a criminal act. People are consuming poison. Glad to see someone bring this important point to attention, how much of a poison the public could be using. http://www.wnho.net/no_safe_dose_of_aspartame.htm

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible World Health International

Nutrition: A Mistake Called Light, The Nutritionist Explains Why

When consuming products with 0% sugar we may be taking sweeteners whose quantities are not specified on the labels. Depending on the amount of these sweeteners present in food and the number of products consumed, we run the risk of exceeding your daily Maximum Allowable Dose

The substitution of "traditional" sugar for "healthier" alternatives in cakes and desserts is an issue on the agenda and we have already detailed here an approach to the question of the qualitative effect on cakes and desserts. In short, with the use of sweeteners we may not have the expected end result, such as a tall, moist cake, as with traditional sugar.

It is also important to examine the nutritional and health issues associated with the use of sweeteners . There are several sweeteners available in the market, such as aspartame, sucralose, stevia, saccharin, acesulfame K, among others.

The foods sweeteners, for example glues or zero zero sugar yoghurt may contain one or more of these sweeteners in amounts, usually not been declared on the label.

One of the important things to know about these sweeteners is that for each one a daily maximum allowable dose (DMA) is defined.

The foods sweeteners, for example glues or zero zero sugar yoghurt may contain one or more of these sweeteners in amounts, usually not been declared on the label, which is framed by legislation.

That is, daily, when consuming products with 0% sugar, but with sweeteners, depending on the amount of these foods present and the number of products that we consume, we may be unknowingly to exceed the DMA of these substances.

Another important aspect is that DMA is established per kilogram of weight , which varies greatly the quantity of these substances, as we are talking about men, women or children, being more serious for the latter, since the their weight is much lower compared to adults and because the exposure time will be potentially greater.

As far as sugar (and sweet things) are concerned, the ideal is to avoid high consumption of either sugar itself or of foods with sweeteners. If the consumption of sweet foods is punctual, it has no expression or meaning in the total, so the potential toxicity is low.

Cláudia Viegas
Nutritionist and teacher