Sentence Examples


  • Treatment consists of avoiding phenylalanine supplements, diet products containing aspartame (which also contain phenylalanine), and phenylalanine-rich foods such as cocoa powder, gelatin, and many meat, dairy and higher protein foods.
  • Food dyes and colorings like tartrazine, preservatives like benzoates, BHT and BHA, flavor enhancers like monosodium glutamate (MSG), and sweeteners like aspartame have also been suspected asthma triggers.
  • Sugar-free foods, such as diet soda, which contain the artificial sweetener aspartame, are also prohibited foods for PKU patients because aspartame contains the amino acid phenylalanine.
  • Low- or no-calorie sweeteners are fine for everyone to use as a substitute for sugar, except for those with a condition known as phenylketonuria, who should not consume aspartame.
  • Because they are natural, many people feel sugar alcohols are healthier than artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharine, which are made from chemicals.