Friday, June 8, 2012

Whole Food Experiment: Coenzyme Q10

What is it? Coenzyme Q10 is an oil-soluble, vitamin-like substance that helps improve circulation and stabilize blood sugar.

Recommended daily intake: 80mg

Whole Food Sources:

  • Red Meats (wild game contains higher concentrations than domestic; boiling the meat preserves more coQ10 than frying)
  • Fish (salmon, tuna, herring, trout; boil to preserve higher levels)
  • Oils (canola and soybean)
  • Nuts and Seeds (peanuts, walnuts, sesame seeds, pistachios; raw seeds have higher levels than roasted)
  • Hard Boiled Eggs

Disclaimer (because this is America): I am not a dietitian or a physician. I am a diabetic armed with a giant book called Prescription for Nutritional Healing (Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, 2010) and access to a whole slew of nutritional websites. I experiment on myself constantly, but that does not mean you should. Unless, of course, your doctor says its ok.

Helpful sources for Coenzyme Q10:, 

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