Hi there, I'm Stella Metsovas. And today, we're going to talk about a list of foods that harm mitochondria. So, what are mitochondria, you ask? They're essentially your cell's power houses of energy because you're ATP, otherwise known as your cell's electrical currency transports the energy necessary for metabolism. Here's a little biochemistry fun fact. Metabolic processes that use ATP as an energy source convert it back to its precursors. ATP is therefore continuously recycled in organisms. The human body which has an average about 250 grams of ATP turns over its own body weight equivalent in ATP each day. So the foods that actually harm these important molecules are actually categorized as free radical damaging foods. In fact the reason cells age over time because our cells become overloaded with free radicals. Certain nutrients have been studies for their effects on free radicals. And a few of them include Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10, antioxidants like vitamin E and C. Always use mixed tocotrienols for vitamin A, carnitine and lipoic acid. The leading diet for optimal mitochondrial functioning has been found in the Mediterranean diet. And more specifically the ancestral Mediterranean diet. Extra virgin olive oil and polyphenols found in red wine have been studied for their anti-inflammatory benefits for many years. So, the key is to stay away from foods that hinder the cell by causing free radical damage. These foods include packaged, processed fast foods, designer foods, sodas, sugars, processed meats that are filled with sodium and nitrates. And we all want to keep looking and functioning as vibrant as possible. Now, don't we?