I particularly like the section on “Feeding a Hungry Brain”
Feeding a Hungry Brain
The brain needs masses of energy all the time. Three things it is important to remember about the brain:
No pantry. The brain has no place to store up energy.
The brain is go go go. It needs a very high level of energy to maintain its function.
The brain never never sleeps. It is always performing. So it always needs energy.
For Our Brain This Means:
If the brain is without its energy supply, even for a short time, it can’t keep functioning at its peak. Temporary or permanent damage can occur.
We need to do whatever we can to keep the brain well fed and happy.
Energy Input: Your brain uses approximately 20% of the total oxygen supply to the whole body and about 25% of glucose.
Energy Output: Your brain generates enough electricity to power a lightbulb!