Fatigue is caused by an energy shortage at the cellular level. With aging, our cellular energy-making factories — our mitochondria — make fewer energy molecules, known as ATP. The less ATP we make, the more our bodies age.
The results? Our immune system falters. Middle-age spread occurs. The prevalence of autoimmune diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s rises. But by bolstering the energy system in every cell of our bodies, we can work to improve our mitochondrial function and feel energized at any age. Here’s how:
• Repair. Eat healthy foods and take appropriate supplements. Listen to your body, slow down, get rest, and drink more water and herbal teas.
• Recharge. Adopt a mitochondrial-friendly food plan — get off the sugar rollercoaster and go for slow burn by eating good fats (nuts, avocado) and protein, and small portions.
• Revive. Eliminate energy wasters and enhance energy boosters. Find ways to de-stress, engage your mind, move your body, and sleep.
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