|The mitochondria are the power stations of the cell. They take in food and make ATP, which are like little balls of energy. The rest of the cell uses the energy to power the processes in the cell and to stay alive. If the mitochondria did not make energy, the rest of the cell would shut down.|
The more mitochondria a cell has, the more energy it can make. How do we make more mitochondria, or other organelles? First, let me ask, do you recycle bottles and cans? The cell recycles too, using its lysosomes.