Have you ever heard the word mitochondria? At first glance, it may be a little scientific. If your ears have become accustomed to omega-3, collagen, curcumin and microbiota, then the mitochondria will be so familiar because we will hear mitochondria much more often this year and later.
I want to tell you a little about mitochondria. You know that our bodies are trillions of cells. Each cell is actually a building block, and each of the cells has different functions within each cell. Here is one of these organelles in the mitochondria cells. We hear his name more than others because the mitochondria are the cell’s power plant.
For this reason, the first thing that comes to mind is the mitochondria. For every event that takes place in the cells of the body, an energy is needed and almost all of this energy is known to be produced by mitochondria. In other words, our mitochondria give us the energy that our body needs for survival and development.
Mitochondria can be improved by improving or improving the health of many body systems and organs. Studies in recent years, many health problems, mitochondria may be due to the inability to function. If the mitochondria do not meet the energy requirements of our cells, the risk of diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease can increase.
And how do we protect mitochondria?
Isn’t that the real question and the curious answer? First of all, I must say that the number of mitochondria in cells with a high need for energy is very low and less for cells with less energy. For example, our muscle cells have high mitochondria due to high energy requirements. With the loss of muscle age, the number of mitochondria is also decreasing and this may bring health problems.
Of course, muscle loss may not be just with advancing age. Fashion diets and nutritional programs that promise rapid weight loss, as we all know, result in muscle loss, and you need to be careful about it.
The best ways to support the function of healthy mitochondria, of course healthy eating and exercise. Studies have suggested that polyphenols-rich nutrition can also help to improve mitochondrial function and promote new mitochondria.
Want to remember the best polyphenol source nutrients? Fruits like red or purple fruits, blueberries, cherries, blackberries and artichokes are mitochondrial friendly.
In addition to healthy eating, it is important to underline the impact of unhealthy and over-fed mitochondria on health. Unhealthy nutrition can lead to fatigue and laziness of the mitochondria. It is known that obesity caused by over-eating or immobility may also cause oxidative stress and this may cause mitochondrial damage.