Fundamentals of Brain Health & Disease

The brain thrives on a fat-rich low-carbohydrate diet. When we cut carbohydrates, we mobilize the fatty acids from the foods that we eat and from our own fat and we create ketones that our body can burn. It turns out that our brain loves the specific ketone β-hydroxybutyrate. In fact, according to George F. Cahill Jr. and Richard Veech, β-hydroxybutyrate, the principal “ketone”, is not just a fuel, but a “