Carbohydrates (literally hydrates of carbon) are chemical compounds that act as the primary biological means of storing or consuming energy, other forms being fat and protein. Relatively complex carbohydrates are known as polysaccharides. Carbohydrates are naturally produced by plants and animals. Sugars and starches are carbohydrates. A more precise definition of carbohydrates could be: Carbohydrates are polyhydroxyaldehydes, or polyhydroxyketones, and their derivatives.

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Aspartame
... Over the past three decades, questions have been asked about the safety of the artificial sweetener aspartame, specifically, whether aspartame is a neurotoxin. A neurotoxin is a substance that adverse...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

FDA APPROVES NEW NON-NUTRITIVE SUGAR SUBSTITUTE NEOTAME
... The Food and Drug Administration today announced its approval of a new sweetener, neotame, for use as a general-purpose sweetener in a wide variety of food products, other than meat and poultry. Neota...
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

   

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  • Aspartame
    ... Over the past three decades, questions have been asked about the safety of the artificial sweetener aspartame, specifically, whether aspartame is a neurotoxin. A neurotoxin is a substance that adverse...
  • Artificial Sweeteners
    ... Key Points Artificial sweeteners are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There is no evidence that the regulated artificial sweeteners on the market in the United States are rela...
  • FDA APPROVES NEW NON-NUTRITIVE SUGAR SUBSTITUTE NEOTAME
    ... The Food and Drug Administration today announced its approval of a new sweetener, neotame, for use as a general-purpose sweetener in a wide variety of food products, other than meat and poultry. Neota...