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Fortunately, some Nigerians are getting to know and are circulating the info via e-mails concerning Aspartame. I came across another three other Nigerian powdered drinks namely ‘Ena C, Citrus, and a third which I can’t quite remember its name and which was recently launched about two or three months ago into the Nigerian market and advertised as a drink kids would love. I cross checked the ingredients and discovered it also had Aspartame. 


Diet coke is another famous soft drink laced with aspartame. It has raised so much controversy that the coca cola company had to release another diet coke which didn’t have aspartame but rather had sucralose. Unfortunately that is also generating another controversy. According to a source:


“Diet Coke contains Aspartame, which some scientists and medical professionals believe can cause several illnesses ; such as cancer, brain tumors, brain lesions, and lymphoma when consumed in large quantities. Coca-Cola has now released Diet Coke sweetened with sucralose, also known as Splenda, which has also recently had some controversy about being carcinogenic. Also anther chemical in diet coke, sodium benzoate, was found to break down mitochondrial DNA in living yeast cells. Research has recently linked sodium benzoate with hyperactivity’s and decreased intelligence in adolescents. Other possible health side affects linked to to many soft drinks are type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, dental decay, disruption of sleep patterns, and possible reduction of bone density.”


I was shocked when I discovered that the coca cola company in Nigeria had their own version of Diet Coke which they called ‘Coca Cola Light’ which also contains aspartame! I wonder what NAFDAC is doing that they're not aware of this.

I know there was a time we also had Diet Coke in Nigeria but it was taken off the shelves and production on it stopped. I still don't know why but I suspect there was either a controversy or the people just didn't dig it. 

There’s something funny about all those so called ‘soft drinks’ we love to savour from time to time. We just might be killing ourselves slowly without knowing it.

Another funny thing is this: most times when people are thirsty, they go for a soft drink not knowing that soft drinks are designed to make get more thirstier than before, thereby making you buy another! 

Meanwhile what you really need is just water! Have it at the back of your mind that no matter how much you take of a soft drink, it can never completely quench your thirst.

In later posts I will bring up more findings of dangerous soft drinks as I keep coming across them.

But next post we'll know a hidden truth behind Cancer...

To be continued...

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My World said...

I did work with NBC plc for about six months during school break and that really opened ma eye to the dangers in taking these "soft" drinks.
It however raises the question of "what is the option?" cos the average Nigerian takes coke products for breakfast,lunch and dinner...

HYAW said...

interesting. most wise people are wary of all these drinks these days anyway

Sugarking said...

Nna mehn! this is serious o!

Myne Whitman said...

Water is always the liquid of choice but when will we realise that, with our taste for western products?

sunnyside said...

Thats a really befitting title. . .yet what can we do?

Enkay said...

I once read somewhere that for every glass of 'soft drink' you take, you'll need 5 glasses of water to help your body get rid of all the 'sugar' in it.

Not sure if that's accurate but water is the best drink for quenching thirst any day, anytime!

Afronuts said...

@My world…thank God you saw some facts for urself. However, I believe there is always an option. I did it once and it worked for me. The problem is that we are all addicted to the sweetness of these drinks but we can train ourselves to avoid them by drinking more healthier drinks. Do it for 2 weeks and you’ll get used to it.

@HYAW…only the wise ones. Its about time the unwise ones get to know. Lol

@Sugarking…Nna bros, It is.

@Myne Whitman…My sister, that is a serious thing to cogitate about!

@Sunnyside…what we can do? See my comment to MyWorld

@Enkay…you’re very right. I’ve tried it and proven it true. I also heard that a bottle of coke contains 9-10 cubes of sugar.

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