We are not the only ones discussing atificial sweetener.
the following taken from a thread on Whirlpool.
Yes you have probably heard this before but it is heavily documented by medical practitioners how dangerous "aspartame" is to the human body.
Are you a diet coke drinker ??
Think again the next time you buy one . Better off drinking the real coke.
To sweeten your food without white sugar and without artificial sweeteners, stick to the real thing: fruit both fresh and dry, juices, maple syrup, grain malts. Yes, they do have calories like normal food does, but they will not fool and confuse your body, and won't put you at risk for autoimmune or neurological disorders.