There is a link between our diet and growing, maintaining mitochondria according to an article written by Dr. Gabriela Segura entitled Ketogenic diet – a connection between mitochondria and diet .
Dr. Gabriela Segura points out that fat is a much better energy source than carbohydrates, thus better fueling the mitochondria. Remember Mitochondria burn fat and sugar to create energy in the form of ATP.
In conclusion the good doctor points out that “mitochondria are primarily designed to use fat for energy“. Thus a Ketogenic diet is more effective in producing mitochondria and revving up the metabolism.
The more mitochondria the greater the energy, the greater the workout and the greater the fat burn.