Wednesday, January 25, 2017

#3 Low-Carb Fear: Does the Brain Need Carbs?

brainDoesn’t the brain need carbs?

No. On a strict low-carb diet the brain can be primarily fueled by fat. The fat gets converted in the liver to ketones, that are used by the brain as fuel.

This means that fat-burning goes up significantly – a big plus for people who want to lose excess weight.

Furthermore, our body can produce the glucose it needs through a process called gluconeogenesis, converting other nutrients to glucose.

There is no need for carbohydrates in the diet, and the brain functions fine without it.

Watch doctors explain why the brain doesn’t need carbs

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