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Quick Bites, #09 (Sweeteners and Additives Edition)

5 listener questions:
1. Reviewing the Acceptable Daily Intake standard of aspartame (e.g., diet coke)
2. Natural flavors in beverages
3. US vs. Europe standards
4. Cooking spray
5. Sweeteners, metabolism, cognition, and “confusion”

on Supplements and the Worried Well

Why do we worry about food additives but have so few issues with supplements? We’re talking about why it might be a case of misplaced vigilance, regulatory differences, and the money made on convincing us we could be “better.”

on Artificial Sweeteners and Food Additives

Should we be worried about food additives? I’m unpacking that by talking about food regulations, how many daily Diet Cokes it would take to be truly unsafe, and why the anxiety created by fear of additives isn’t helping anyone.