Monday, 4 February 2019

ketone bodies as an energy

And now let us discuss the ketone bodies. Even though there are lots of cells and organs which work with sugar as well as fatty acids, you will find many others that may not use fatty acids as energy. The most important one, the mind. The simple fact that the brain can't use fatty acids has resulted in the belief it may only utilize sugar, and therefore the myth that the brain needs glucose to operate.

Definitely a misconception, since sugar is a disaccharide composed of a molecule of fructose plus a molecule of sugar, and the mind, if it requires anything, is sugar. Hence that the mind doesn't require sugar. And moreover, the mind itself may utilize ketone bodies as an energy substrate when sugar is reduced.

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