Burning Calories While Thinking

By Anupum Pant

When you are at rest, about 10-20% of the energy you consume is consumed by the brain. That’s how much fuel it burns! Also, thinking hard can actually burn more calories than not working up your brain. But before you may think that this could be the best way to lose weight, you should consider again.

“Levels of Blood-glucose levels dropped when people were asked to perform intellectually challenging tasks than those who did simple tasks.”

That’s because, as compared to an average idle mind, which burns about 0.2 calories a minute, the brain burns about 1.5 calories per minute when it is thinking hard. That’s still not enough to keep you fit, considering a single chocolate chip cookie adds about 150-200 calories to your body.

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