Your Cellular Furnace…Your Mitochondria

mitochondria1Mitochondria is a word that very few people outside the scientific and health industry have ever heard.

And yet, there can be as many as 200-2,000 of these little powerhouses inside each one of your cells each one responding to the metabolic signals that you give them…or don’t give them…whatever the case may be.

Mitochondria are the work-horses of energy…converting all the foods we eat into energy along with the oxygen we breath into energy. This creates a fuel mix that runs every system and process in our bodies.

Every mitochondria houses some 17,000 biochemical assembly lines each one created to produce the molecule adenosine triphosphate or what is commonly known as ATP…our bodies most basic and elemental fuel. They produce ATP by breaking down the foods we eat and that’s the first clue to boosting your reserve of these important energy producers. The food you eat does matter.

Organs that work the hardest such as the heart, muscles and brain house the greatest number of mitochondria because they demand more energy for proper functioning.

Because the operations of the heart are so energy intensive nearly 40% of the space with the cells is taken up by these energy powerhouses. Lean muscles house way more mitochondria than fat…another clue to boosting your mitochondria army.

Your vitality and health are an indication of how many healthy mitochondria your body contains. Those that house an army of these have more energy and focus and are able to sustain maximum levels of activity without getting fatigued.

Simply stated: you would not be alive right now if it were not for your powerhouse mitochondria keeping you vital, healthy and alive. Unfortunately, although most of us begin life with an army of healthy mitochondria our lifestyles…the wear and tear or abuse undermines that.

There are many reasons that this energy network can falter…sedentary lifestyles, stress (always a real killer to health), accumulation of toxins, exposure to infection and allergens can all cause faulty mitochondria.

However one of the worst…if not the worst is the diet we keep. The overly processed and chemically laden foods we consume…the empty calories of sugar and flour…all the dead foods cause the mitochondria to sift and burn through a lot of muck (causing inflammation and creating free radicals) before any useful nutrients can be siphoned out.

The key is to eat healthy. Fresh wholesome fruits, veggies (make sure to eat some deep greens daily)…grass fed meats, wild-caught fish, healthy fiber, quality protein and healthy fats like coconut oil.

Bottom line is: this army of energy producers was never meant to work in the environment and poor lifestyles we have subjected them to. With our extended lifespans we are also challenging them to perform longer.

Send these cellular furnaces the signals they are waiting to get from your proper exercise and nutrition. You are either firing them up in which case they are producing cells and tissue growth and renewal or through destructive habits and poor diet you dampen them down causing them to run out of fuel.

Your choice.

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