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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

No Thanks!

Advertisement for Sucaryl from Abbott Laboratories, July 1960 McCalls Magazine

Today I'm sharing an ad from 1960 with you because it has a fabulous swimsuit in it, right? Right. But the message is deadly in my opinion. Be careful when consuming things like this with additives that have yet to be proven healthy. This particular product Sucaryl is still being produced and sold but has been banned in the USA since the 1970s.

According to the website Center for Science in the Public Interest:

This controversial high-potency sweetener was used in the United States in diet foods until 1970, at which time it was banned. Animal studies indicated that it causes cancer. Now, based on animal studies, it (or a byproduct) is believed not to cause cancer directly, but to increase the potency of other carcinogens and to harm the testes.

Ugh is right. Don't fall for it people. Stay healthy. Try and eat foods as natural as possible. Less additives the better. Go organic, grow your own food. This is one gals opinion.

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