List of Foods High in D-Chiro-Inositol

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List of Foods High in D-Chiro-Inositol
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D-Chiro-Inositol is a substance commonly used to treat polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that may aid insulin action and help reduce insulin resistance. D-Chiro-Inositol can also help to relieve depression and can help your liver with fat metabolism. You can find dietary inositol in many types of foods, including fruits, grains, legumes and certain meat products.

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Soy Lecithin

Soy lecithin is a food additive derived from soya beans that is used an emulsifying agent. Soy lecithin contains 2100 mg of D-Chiro-Inositol per 100 grams of foods, making it one of the best sources of D-Chiro-Inositol. Lecithins occurs naturally in soya beans and egg yolks so these are both good sources of D-Chiro-Inositol. You can also purchase Soy lecithin as a supplement.

Beans and Grains

Some other foods that are very high in D-Chiro-Inositol are beans, legumes and grain products. Chickpeas, for example, contain 760 mg of D-Chiro-Inositol per 100 grams of food. Brown rice contains 700 mg of D-Chiro-Inositol per 100 grams of food. Wheat germ contains 690 mg of D-Chiro-Inositol per 100 grams of food. Other great sources include lentils, with 410 mg per 100 grams of food; barley, with 390 mg per 100 grams of food; oats, with 320 mg per 100 grams of food, and whole wheat flour, with 170 mg per 100 grams of food. Buckwheat is another good source of D-Chiro-Inositol. Some examples of buckwheat products that contain high amounts of D-Chiro-Inositol are: white flour, with 14.5 mg per 100 grams of food; farinetta, with 84.9 mg per 100 grams of food; and grits, with 23.3 mg per 100 grams of food.

Meat

Certain sources of meat are great sources of D-Chiro-Inositol. Meats high in D-Chiro-Inositol include veal and cow liver, with 340 mg of D-Chiro-Inositol per 100 grams of food and beef, with 260 mg of D-Chiro-Inositol per 100 grams of food.

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits are vegetables that are high in D-Chiro-Inositol include oranges, which contain 210 mg per 100 grams of food; peas, which have 160 mg per 100 grams of food; grapefruit, which has 150 mg per 100 grams of food, strawberries, which have 95 mg per 100 grams of food; and cauliflower, which contains 92 mg of D-Chiro-Inositol per 100 grams of food.

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