Welcome to The Lipo Lounge weekly tip. This week we look at the serious health risks linked to the artificial sweetener, aspartame. Aspartame is found in more than 6,000 products, from diet soda to sugar-free gum, children’s medicines and no-sugar ketchup. But what is aspartame? Aspartame is a synthetic chemical which breaks down into methanol, and converts into formaldehyde when consumed. Some of the health risks linked to aspartame include: Cancer: Even in low doses, animals were developing several different forms of cancer when fed aspartame. Heart Disease: Studies found artificial sweeteners like aspartame are associated with a higher incidence of cardiovascular events and hypertension. Dementia and Stroke: Drinking diet soda daily has been shown to put you at a three time greater risk of stroke and dementia. If you are tempted to reach for a diet soda or other artificially sweetened products, fight the urge with natural healthy options like water with lemon or lime juice, or a fresh piece of fruit to help reduce cravings for sweets. And remember, the best way to get motivated is to see the changes you can achieve...and nothing does that better than the safe, non-surgical, painless, body sculpting and contouring procedures and body transforming classes The Lipo Lounge offers. Call and set up an appointment or reserve your exercise spot today! Our goal at The Lipo Lounge is to offer the newest and safest technology and body toning classes to help you be the best that you can be! And that is The Lipo Lounge weekly tip. Isn’t it time you get the healthy body you always dreamed of?