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Food is the common denominator for anything nutritious we ingest.

Our body requires roughly 2,000 calories every day to function normally. Of these, our brain needs around 25% - around 500 calories - to operate.[1]

Cooking[]

Some researchers believe that the invention of cooking is what allowed humans to develop larger and more energy-costly brains than other primates. This is because cooking allows easier digestion of the food, which in turn allows us to sate the increased need for energy required by our larger brains.[1]

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