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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. 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. Recent evidence suggests that PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone) can actually trigger mitochondrial biogenesis. 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 (www.anhinternational. 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.