aspartame

Munchies

Study Shows Exciting New Way that Diet Soda Can Make You Feel Like Shit

Turns out artificial sweeteners can mess with the delicate balance of your juicy little gut bacteria.
Lauren Rothman
10.5.18
Soda Addiction

People Explain How Soda Addiction Is Ruining Their Life

"A slight headache signals my need for a soda. It doesn't matter to me if it's warm or cold. And I like all brands. The cheap kinds contain aspartame. I think I'm addicted to that too."
Maarten van Gestel
11.6.17
soda

Lawsuit Claims that 'Diet' Soda Makes People Gain Weight

Diet soda has been under fire for decades from groups and experts who say that it's not a healthy option.
Nick Rose
10.25.17
Eat This

Why Did the FDA Ever Approve Fake Sugar?

There's an unsettling story behind how it did.
Kristin Lawless
4.19.17
Eat This

Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Are Making You Fat

In some cases, research shows they may be even worse for you than real sugar.
Markham Heid
1.3.17
Health

How Diet Soda Ruined My 20s

I lost eight years of my youth stuck in bed with horrible migraines.
Julissa Catalan
7.22.16
Living With It

How Diet Soda Ruined My 20s

I lost eight years of my youth stuck in bed with horrible migraines.
Julissa Catalan
7.22.16
soda

Should Diet Soda Be Allowed to Call Itself ‘Diet’?

Consumer advocacy group US Right to Know petitioned the FTC and FDA—and failed—in attempts to stop Coca-Cola and Pepsi from using the word “diet," claiming it's “deceptive, false and misleading.”
Wyatt Marshall
10.19.15
nutrition

Fake Sugar Might Be Making Us Sick

Put down that wake-me-up diet soda for a second: A controversial new study has demonstrated a link between artificial sweeteners and a condition that can lead to diabetes. At the heart of it is the complex jungle of gut bugs that live in our digestive...
Munchies Staff
9.19.14
WTF

I'll Never See Food the Same Way After Living On MSG For a Week

I decided to incorporate MSG into everything I ate for a week. It wasn't all bad, but I felt like shit.
Sean Morrow
4.22.14