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Fiber and Melanoma

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A: Coenzyme Q10 is a compound that plays a critical role in energy production within the cells of the body. It is synthesized in most tissues in humans and our bodies naturally produce it. Dietary sources include meat, fish, poultry, soybeans, nuts and whole grains. It functions as an antioxidant and may help with blood pressure and heart health. CoQ10 is a nonprescription dietary supplement. It is not a vitamin or mineral. It's generally regarded as safe; however, it can produce side effects of nausea, diarrhea and loss of appetite in doses over 200 milligrams per day. Like any supplement, it can also interfere with other medications. It's always best to check with your doctor before taking any supplement.

RECIPE

As the temperature drops, we tend to think of comfort foods. Here's a healthier version of lasagna that includes a few hidden vegetables, lower-sodium marinara sauce and part-skim cheeses. It's from Eating Well magazine.

FUSS-FREE LASAGNA

Servings: 9

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

 

1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

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