We may only be 10% human (as 90% of off the cells in our body are microbes) but we still have around 10 trillion human cells that need looking after. Within every cell in our body, apart from our blood cells, we have bacteria like structures called mitochondria. These are responsible for the production of energy. They are called the ‘powerhouses’ of our cells and they make energy by producing adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is energy currency for us to utilise throughout our body. Some cells in our body have lots of mitochondria, a liver cell can have up to 2,000, a heart cell up to 10,000 and a brain cell can have up to 2 million mitochondria!
To produce ATP in mitochondria, a percentage of electrons will leak from the electron transport chain and form what is called reactive oxygen species (ROS) or more commonly known as free radicals. ROS are molecules that contain oxygen atoms that have gained one or more unpaired electrons, making them very unstable. Though our bodies are producing these all the time, too many of them can be dangerous as they cause disease. Therefore, reducing the amount of ROS in our body is essential to achieve optimal health.
When you are in nutritional ketosis many positive things will occur including:
- You will start to feel more energised
- You will stop obsessing about food
- Your mental clarity will improve
- You will feel calmer
- Your digestive system will settle
- Your sleep quality will improve
- Your skin will clear up
This sounds like a great place to be, but you will probably need some help getting there. That is where I come in. Not only will I help you achieve this, I will also help you maintain it.
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