The mitochondria are the part of the cells that produce energy, which is made in the form of what’s called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). If the mitochondria and ATP aren’t performing as they should, this may result in damage which can lead to a host of issues such as diabetes, for example. Thankfully, there are ways to support mitochondria and help minimize or even repair damage.
For starters, mitochondria can benefit from a diet that’s rich in antioxidants. This means incorporating foods like vegetables and some fruit. Protein also does a body good by supporting amino acids like glutathione which assist with mitochondria protection. A morning smoothie with plenty of greens is a great way to start the day and give your mitochondria a healthy boost.
Magnesium is an important mineral that helps with energy production yet people often don’t get enough of it. Nuts, meats, and dark green vegetables help with supplementing magnesium and keeping it at good levels to promote energy production.
Do you consume a diet rich in healthy fats? Coconut oil, fish, avocado, all of these have healthy fats that help mitochondria by protecting them and providing anti-inflammatory support.
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