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Is your protein powder too sweet... unnaturally?

Protein powder is a great way to make up the protein deficiency common to most American's diet. It's convenient, it's easy, and it's 100% pure protein or is it?

Pick up your favorite can of protein powder and read the label. Most of them contain sucralose, aspartame, saccharin, fructose, and artificial colors. Fructose is as bad as table sugar when it comes to spiking your blood sugar.

Aspartame is even worse because it poses different problems.

In your body, artificial sweetener aspartame breaks down into formic acid and formaldehyde. Formic acid is the irritant that fire ants carry that makes you sting when they bite you. It doesn't belong in your body, to say the least.

Formaldehyde doesn't either, until you're dead and they go to preserve your body. It's classified as an environmental toxin by the EPA, and when you put it in your body it causes widespread nerve damage.

This includes damage to the optic nerve, brain cells, and the nerve cells that control body movement. Aspartame is strongly linked to migraine headaches, muscle tremors, vision problems, and mental confusion.

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So what do you do?

Gerry Morton, CEO of EnergyFirst, recommends looking for protein powder sweetened with all-natural, zero-calorie Stevia. Stevia comes from the sweetleaf herb that grows in Central and South America .

Stevia has no known toxicity, is calorie-free, and will not affect your blood sugar levels. It's a wonderful sugar substitute for these reasons. In other countries, including Japan , Stevia is a primary sweetener in sodas.

Gerry Morton, CEO of EnergyFirst, recommends avoiding the following sweeteners that are commonly found in protein powder:

  1. Aspartame
  2. Saccharin
  3. Sucralose
  4. Corn syrup solids
  5. Fructose
  6. Sucrose

Instead, give your blood sugar levels a break by choosing protein powders such as EnergyFirst ProEnergy, sweetened with zero-calorie, non-toxic stevia.

More tips on using stevia can be found by visiting Stevia in Whey Protein Powder.

Gerry Morton, CEO of EnergyFirst, holds an MS in Nutrition and is an experienced athlete who has competed in 25+ marathons and 4 Ironman triathlons. Gerry is an excellent source of information on nutrition, supplementation and exercise. Since 1997, he has been educating and motivating others on how to attain peak performance.

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