• Question: sorry joanna got myself banned :( can the brain eat??x

    Asked by cherylcole to Joanna on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Joanna Brooks answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      Hello hon! Good question! In fact, the brain can sort of ‘eat’ because it consumes energy in the form of glucose which is a sugar. The brain needs energy to send messages around the body and to control our organs like the heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys. If the brain could not consume energy (like glucose) it wouldn’t be able to work properly and the person would faint!