The type of sugar (glucose) that circulates in your blood and cells is critical to brain function, and is largely determined by what you eat. (Carper, Jean. Your Miracle Brain. p 106-107. NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.)

The brain consumes the equivalent of a quarter pound of glucose every day, more than any other organ except for muscles during heavy exercise. The bulk of the energy is used to make neurotransmitters. (Treadwell, Benjamin V., PhD. The Brain: Can We Tweak it? p 12. CA:Juvenon Health Journal, Vol 4, No. 4, April 2005.)

The human body primarily gets its energy from metabolizing sugar (closely related to sucrose or common table sugar). It is transported to the cells in the form of glucose. Metabolism is an intelligent act. (Chopra, Deepak, MD. Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. p 124-130. NY:Harmony Books, 1993.)

Carbohydrate (glucose source) is the only source of fuel that the brain can use (it cannot burn fat). Glucose levels decline during a period of intense cognitive processing. Improved mental ability following a carbohydrate meal has been demonstrated in all types of people. (Brand-Miller, Jennie, PhD, Thomas M. S. Wolever, MD, PhD, et al. The New Glucose Revolution. p 15-16. NY: Marlowe & Company, 2003.)

The only food your brain can work on is glucose. (Robbins, Anthony. Unlimited Power. p 170-180. NY: Fireside, 1986.)

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