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Mighty Mitochondria

Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells which need energy to run, this is why we need to eat food.

But, what exactly happens in our body that supplies all this energy?






POWERHOUSES OF THE CELL

Mitochondria are the parts of the cell that convert calories from the food we eat into ATP energy for our body to use.

This energy cannot be stored, so the mitochondria are always working to keep our body running.

The ATP energy produced by our mitochondria every day is equal to our body weight.

Think of it like this;

If calories are like 'fuel' for our cellular engines, and the vitamins & minerals are the spark plugs, oil, fuel line... everything needed to burn the fuel, then eating a diet rich in nutrients -including a variety of both plant and animal foods is the car that takes us wherever we need to go!


When we regularly eat highly processed foods that have little or no nutritional value, it's like we hope to drive our car with water - It won't run.

DAMAGED MITOCHONDRIA

Many diseases & signs of aging like poor skin tone, muscle loss, cancer, and even gray hair have been connected to impaired mitochondria.

Major Offenders.

  • Processed sugar & oils

  • Alchohol

  • Smoking

  • Air pollution

  • Medications

  • Pesticides

  • Sunburn

  • Chemicals

HEALTHY METABOLISM = ANTI-AGING

  1. Improving our metabolism through eating a diet of whole, nutrient-rich foods that are full of minerals, B vitamins and antioxidants is the key to efficient energy production and a vital energized body.

  2. Eating vegetables & fruits which are high in antioxidants will have a protective effect against inflammatory damage.

  3. We require daily movement to build muscle along with adequate sleep to build our mitochondria strength.

  4. Supplementing with CoQ10, L-carnitine, alpha-lipolic acid can also be helpful.

But please remember this;

Supplements are just that - supplemental to what we are already eating.

A pill will not help when we haven't also dialed in our eating.

A BEAUTIFUL PROCESS

A healthy mitochondria means a healthy metabolism, which means healthy energy levels, body weight and tissues.

That's the simple solution to living a vitalized life at any age!


WANT TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN HEALTH?

I can help you find a way to eat and live that supports how you want to feel.

January is a great time to make some changes that can transform how you feel and give you freedom to actually live better longer.

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Thanks, for reading,

Jan


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