Studies conducted with taste-test panels show that many believe aspartame’s taste is very similar to the taste of sugar. Because it is 200 times sweeter than table sugar a lot less aspartame is needed to sweeten foods and beverages.
Foods and drinks sweetened with aspartame instead of sugar were an effective way to lose and maintain weight without reducing the palatability of the diet.
Aspartame allows those with diabetes to satisfy their cravings for sweets without raising their blood sugar. According to the American Dental Association, low-calorie sweeteners like aspartame don’t promote decay-causing acids in your mouth that can harm teeth. They also note that clinical studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent tooth decay.