Quick Bites, #09 (Sweeteners and Additives Edition)

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The Consistency Project
Quick Bites, #09 (Sweeteners and Additives Edition)

5 listener questions with ~5 min answers. 

This is a follow-up Q&A episode to the Artificial Sweeteners and Food Additives podcast I did back in August. I polled my email list (join at the link in bio!) for follow-up questions, and this podcast is the result. Topics include:

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”

Referenced Episodes:

On Artificial Sweeteners and Food Additives
On the Fear of Chemicals in Our Food
On the Cancer Risk of Meat
On the Belief That Eating Organic is Healthier

Referenced Studies:

Chappell et al., 2020. Synthetic food dyes approved for use by FDA and EFSA.
Pressman et al., 2017. Food additive safety: A review of toxicologic and regulatory issues
Graph of cancer rates by country.
European study of cooking spray residue on food.


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