Fructose, which literally means "fruit sugar," sounds so sweet and innocent. And indeed, when incorporated into the diet in moderate amounts, say, in the form of fruit - always organic and raw, when possible – it's about as pure and wholesome as food gets.
Not so for industrially processed fructose in isolate form, which may be as addictive as alcohol and morphine
It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration. Without the flame-like persistence of continual cell turnover within the body - life and death ceaselessly intertwined - the miracle of the human body would not exist.
A newly published study is destined to reignite the decades old controversy about aspartame's safety, or lack thereof. Aspartame converts to formaldehyde and formic acid, which are highly toxic to the body, but the nervous system in particular.