Mitochondrial optimization part 1.
– changing shapes of mitochondrial networks can affect longevity and lifespan.
NDP52 is an important selective autophagy adaptor primarily performing mitophagy to maintain cellular homeostasis by removing damaged mitochondria from the cell.
Optimal protocol: 1-2 per week 16-18 hrs of fast. For maximum effect combine with high-intensity intermittent workout (HIIT)
Exercise of all types produces energy and can boost mitochondrial function1, but HIIT seems to be especially advantageous to cell function.
Phytonutrient rich foods
* tomatoes, carrots, peppers, squash, sweet potatoes, peaches, mangos, melons, citrus fruits, and berries
* Dark green leafy vegetables (such as spinach, kale, bok choy, broccoli, and romaine lettuce)
* Garlic, onions, chives and leeks
* Whole grain products (such as brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, barley)
* Nuts and seeds (such as walnuts, almonds, sunflower, sesame and flax seeds)
* Legumes (such as dried beans, peas, lentils, soy beans and soy products)
* Tea and coffee (such as green tea, black tea and other herbal teas)
* Dark chocolate
Protein is rich in amino acids like glutathione that protect the mitochondria. It is important to remember with protein that quality is as important as quantity and that you are getting it from a variety of sources.
Omega 3 fatty acids help to build up the mitochondria’s protective membranes. These membranes contain the spread of nasty free radical by-products, resulting less cell damage and more energy.
Type of food: ow-mercury wild-caught fish, grass-fed meat, nuts (especially walnuts), seeds and egg yolks.