Another way to maintain healthy mitochondria is to eat a healthy diet rich in antioxidants (primarily veggies), bioavailable protein (eggs, fish, beef, chicken, turkey), ample in good fats (Fish oil, macadamia nut oil, olive oil), and low in high glycemic foods (refined carbohydrates and sugars).
Eating processed junk food produces more free radicals, which AGES your cells, than a healthy cell should have, weakening and destroying mitochondria.
What are free radicals? Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that mitochondria generate as a normal byproduct of cellular energy production.
Too many free radicals can damage cellular components.
Specifically, free radicals and reactive oxygen species bombard and damage your mitochondria, ages you prematurely both inside and out.
This damage also makes your mitochondria less efficient, which in turn produces more free radicals—creating a vicious cycle.
The Right Diet:
- It’s not calories, it’s insulin.
- Keep insulin low by eating proteins, fats, and low glycemic carbs (40/40/20) ratio.
- Learn more advanced techniques to keep glucose and insulin low such as spreading out meals, avoid snacking, and watching liquid calories.
- It’s not starving, it’s eating! (Healthy Snacks)