CoQ10 you won’t want to smear on your face

May 1, 2009

There are a lot of expensive products out there touting the benefits of CoQ10. You could probably spend a small fortune in hopes of reducing the signs of aging in your skin. I know because we don’t have cable and sometimes QVC is seriously more interesting than whatever is on Fox! Man do they sell a lot of skincare products!

Well I have another suggestion and this one only costs about $2. Sardines! You’ll kill 2 birds with one stone: help your skin AND eat lunch. It’s fantastic.

And CoQ10 is just the beginning. Sardines are a real powerhouse of nutrients. That humble little can is brimming with vitamin B12, selenium, omega-3 oils, protein, phosphorus and vitamin D, calcium and iron. Are you sold yet?

The best part about sardines is that you don’t have to do diddly squat. Just open the can and they are ready to go. You can throw into a garlicy pasta dish or on top of a salad. Done.

When the weather gets warm I really never feels like cooking, so this is a super way of eating well without turning on the stove. In the photo above I combined sardines with sprouted adzuki beans and tossed with lettuce, apple cider vinegar, a little olive oil, S+P.

Have you contributed yet to the Mom’s Real Food Recipe Carnival? This post, along with the Carnival, is part of Food Renegade’s Fight Back Friday!

Finally, don’t miss out on entering to win one of Ricki’s Sweet Freedom cookbooks! She’s got great stuff made without wheat, eggs, dairy or refined sugar.