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    "Coenzyme Q10 is a fat-soluble compound primarily synthesized by the body and also consumed in the diet. Rich sources of dietary coenzyme Q10 include mainly meat, poultry, and fish. Other relatively rich sources include soybean and canola oils, and nuts. Fruits, vegetables, eggs, and dairy products are moderate sources of coenzyme Q10.

    Approximately 14%-32% of coenzyme Q10 was lost during frying of vegetables and eggs, but the coenzyme Q10 content of these foods did not change when they were boiled". Some relatively rich dietary sources and their coenzyme Q10 content in milligrams (mg) are listed in the table at link: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/othernuts/coq10/

    "Immune system cells divide more rapidly than most cells, and they are in constant need of repair and maintenance. All of this work requires energy reserves, and Co–Q10 is a critical co–factor in our energy–production pathways. In both animal and human studies, Co–Q10 has compensated for immune deficiencies caused by aging or disease.

    Co–Q10 is also a very powerful antioxidant. It is made in our bodies, within a cell organelle called the "mitochondria", and is most concentrated in the energy–demanding heart, brain and muscle systems. Unfortunately, Co–Q10 levels decrease with age (starting at 35 years).

    Co–Q10 is present in the foods we eat. Rich dietary sources include almonds, ocean salmon, sardines, spinach and certain meats."

    "Coenzyme Q may play a role in the prevention and/or treatment of the following health conditions:


    • Most heart-related conditions, including arrhythmia, angina, heart attack, mitral valve prolapse, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, and congestive heart failure
    • Breast cancer
    • Diabetes
    • HIV+/AIDS
    • Infertility
    • Muscular dystrophy
    • Periodontal diseases (problems with the gums/gingival)
    • Stomach ulcer (also called gastric ulcer)

    1. Pork heart, reindeer meat and beef heart are the three foods with the highest amounts of coenzyme Q10. Other meat products with coenzyme Q10 include pork, beef liver, beef, pork liver and ham; frying meats tends to reduce their coenzyme Q10 levels.

    2. Soybean, rapeseed, sesame, cottonseed and corn oils all have high amounts of coenzyme Q10. Oils with lesser amounts of coenzyme Q10 include sunflower, oil and safflower oils.

    3. Sardine, mackerel, cuttlefish, yellow tail, tuna, herring and pollock have moderate to high amounts of coenzyme Q10. Eel, trout and flatfish also contain a small amount of coenzyme Q10.

    Nuts, Beans and Seeds
    4. Soybeans, peanut, sesame seeds, pistachios, walnuts, azuki beans and hazelnuts contain moderate to high amounts of coenzyme Q10. Almonds and chestnuts have a small to moderate amount of coenzyme Q10.

    Chicken and Eggs
    5. Chicken has a moderate amount of coenzyme Q10; boiling chicken retains more coenzyme Q10 in the meat than frying. Eggs have a small amount of coenzyme Q10.

    6. Several vegetables contain small to moderate amounts of coenzyme Q10, including spinach, broccoli, sweet potato, sweet pepper, garlic, peas, cauliflower and carrots."


    "Food concentrations of coenzyme Q are not well documented. In general, however, coenzyme Q is available from three basic types of foods:

    (1) fish;

    (2) organ meats, including liver, kidney and heart; and

    (3) the germs of whole grains. The most concentrated sources of coenzyme Q - like heart or kidney - contain about 2-3 milligrams of coenzyme Q per ounce of heart or kidney. The germs of grains, while containing less coenzyme Q per ounce, also contain vitamin E in amounts of 5-10 IU per ounce, and this vitamin E works together with coenzyme Q in the body."


    "Coenzyme Q10 is primarily found in fish and meat. Our bodies are able to produce some of the CoQ10 that we need. The rest is synthesized from the foods we eat. The highest dietary sources of Coenzyme Q10 come from - in descending order according to content - fresh sardines and mackerel, the heart, liver and meat of beef, lamb and pork along with eggs.

    There are plenty of vegetable sources of Coenzyme Q10, the richest being spinach, broccoli, peanuts, wheat germ and whole grains - in that order, although the amount is significantly smaller than that found in meats. Also, it is important to note that these foods must be raw, fresh and unprocessed - no milling, canning, preserving, freezing, etc."

    Highest food sources of CoQ10: http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Coenzyme-Q10.html

    • Pork heart
    • Reindeer
    • Beef heart
    • Soybean oil
    • Rapeseed oil
    • Sardine
    • Mackerel
    • Pork
    • Beef liver
    • Beef
    • Sesame oil
    • Soybeans, roasted and ground
    • Peanuts, roasted
    • Cattlefish
    • Sesame seeds, roasted
    • Pork liver
    • Chicken

    Statins Inhibit Coenzyme Q10 Synthesis. In fact, the use of statins can decrease the body's synthesis of coenzyme Q10 by as much as 40%!



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Comment by Jamie on September 13, 2010 at 9:34am
Thank you for sahring all this information. Very interesting.
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And that should read sharing:)
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Alkaline Foods List

If your favorite foods are not on the recommended list below you should stop eating them. Remember to buy ORGANIC and local if possible. Here is a food list to help you start the transition. Stay Alkaline!




Amaranth Greens 



Bell Peppers



Dandelion Greens

Garbanzo Beans (chick peas)

Izote (cactus flower/ cactus leaf- grows naturally in California)



Lettuce (all- except Iceberg)

Mushrooms  (all- except Shitake)  

Mustard Greens

Nopales  (Mexican Cactus)

Okra (use sparingly)


Onions (Red)

Plantain (ripe)

Poke Salad greens



Spinach (use sparingly)

String Beans

Tomato  (Cherry and Plum only)


Turnip Greens







Bananas – the smallest one or the Burro/mid-size (original banana)

Berries  (all varieties- except Cranberries)

Camu Camu





Grapes (with seeds)

Jelly Coconuts (Soft)

Limes (key limes preferred, with seeds)


Melons (with seeds)

Orange (Seville or sour preferred)







Sacha Inchi

Soursops (Latin or West Indian markets)

Sugar Apples (cherimoya)


Herbal Tea


Burdock Root


Dandelion (roasted roots)



Lemon Grass

Red Clover

Red Raspberry

Rooibos Tea (South African caffeine-free red tea)


Sea Moss Tea

White Tea

Wu Long

Yellow Dock










Himalaya Sea Salt




*Mild Flavors


Bay leaf




Onion Powder




 *Spicy Flavors







Sea Vegetables


Bladder Wrack


Glasswort or Passe-Pierre

Hijiki or Hiziki

Kombu or Konbu

Nori or Laver – has “sea taste”

Sea Moss or Irish Moss



Dressing & Add ons

100% Pure Maple Syrup – Grade B recommended

100% Pure Agave Nectar or Syrup – (from cactus)

Almond Cheese, Almond Mayo, Almond Cream

Avocado & Mango Salsa

Basil & Tomato Dressing

Olive Oil

Raw Sesame “Tahini” Butter

Dry Seasoning

Pesto Sauce



Nuts and Seeds 

Raw Almonds and Almond butter

Raw Sesame Seeds



Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Alkaline Water  pH above 8.5     

Thermal Water

Spring Water   pH above 8.5

Almond Milk

Coconut Milk  (from Jelly Coconuts)

Walnut Milk

Hemp Milk


Sea Moss Drink

Fruit Juices/Smoothies (100% Organic Fruit)





Black Rice or Wild Rice






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