Yes, in moderation. This is thanks to mitochondria, and here’s how it works. Red wine contains resveratrol, which protects and improves your body’s mitochondria – the part of your cells that create energy — through its effects on special master aging genes. The key is taking care of your mitochondria. Here’s how:
- Exercise–interval training increases the efficiency and function of the mitochondria, and strength training increases the amount of muscle and number of mitochondria.
- Eat whole real, colorful plant food–8-12 servings of fresh vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains every day full of antioxidants and phytonutrients.
- Take mitochondria protective and energy boosting nutrients such as acetyl-L-carnitine, alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, n-acetyl-cysteine, NADH, D-ribose, resveratrol, magnesium aspartate.
- Increase omega 3 fats to help build your mitochondrial membranes.
Read the full article on mitochondria–and how to boost your metabolism–here: How to Give Yourself an Energizing Metabolic Tuneup.