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5In­clude some longer bouts of en­durance train­ing into your weekly ac­tiv­ity. That can be any­thing from longer walks, cy­cle rides, swim­ming, kayak­ing – take your pick. These ac­tiv­i­ties should ide­ally be two hours or more as, dur­ing the first 90 min­utes or so, you’ll just be burn­ing stored car­bo­hy­drate in the form of glyco­gen in your mus­cles and liver.[8] Af­ter this you start burn­ing fat – your mi­to­chon­dria’s favourite and clean­est en­durance fuel. Your fat fuel can come both from your own body fat, and fats you con­sume in your diet. These should all be healthy fats like hy­drox­y­ty­rosol-rich, cold-pressed, ex­tra virgin olive oil, MCTS from co­conut oil and omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils or al­gal sources. Take it easy on omega-6 rich polyun­sat­u­rated acids that are the pre­dom­i­nant fats in most cheaper vegetable oils, over-con­sump­tion of which pre­vent our an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory re­sponses from work­ing prop­erly. Most peo­ple will need to sup­ple­ment with a high qual­ity omega-3 prod­uct. If you can get a blood spot test done (e.g. HQT fatty acid anal­y­sis), your omega 6:3 ra­tio should ide­ally be less than 3:1, which rep­re­sents our evo­lu­tion­ary norm.

It’s also im­por­tant to en­sure that all the co­fac­tors your mi­to­chon­dria need for mak­ing en­ergy via the cit­ric acid (Krebs) cy­cle and the res­pi­ra­tory chain (elec­tron trans­port), are in­cluded in your diet and/ or sup­ple­ments. This in­cludes B-vi­ta­mins (es­pe­cially niacin, B6, pan­thothenic acid, fo­late and B12), vi­ta­min C, mag­ne­sium, zinc, cal­cium, io­dine and se­le­nium, as well as L-carnitine, coen­zyme Q10 and al­pha lipoic acid. Sup­ple­ments should in­clude at least the Nu­tri­ent Ref­er­ence Value (rec­om­mended daily al­lowance) of all vi­ta­mins and min­er­als in their most bioavail­able forms.[9] Re­cent ev­i­dence sug­gests that PQQ (pyrrolo­quino­line quinone) can ac­tu­ally trig­ger mi­to­chon­drial bio­gen­e­sis.[10] Fer­mented soy­beans (natto) and pars­ley are two of the rich­est food sources of PQQ, which is now also avail­able in some sup­ple­ments. ■ Robert Verk­erk PHD is the founder, ex­ec­u­tive and sci­en­tific di­rec­tor of the non-profit, Al­liance for Nat­u­ral Health In­ter­na­tional (­hin­ter­na­tional. org). Through his work over the last 30 years in academia, com­merce and the non-profit sec­tor, he has been an out­spo­ken ad­vo­cate of work­ing with, rather than against, na­ture. His work has spanned the fields of agri­cul­ture, health­care, en­ergy and the en­vi­ron­ment.

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