Benefits of Chromium You Might Want To Know

Your body needs very small amount of it but the benefits of chromium are important if you want to have an optimal health.

Facts About Chromium

  • It's a trace mineral
  • Essential for a good health
  • Your body secretes insulin in presence of chromium
  • If chromium deficiency is present it's probably due to mineral depleted soils and a consumption of too much refined and processed foods
  • Chromium supplements up to 300 mcg/day will not cause any toxicity
  • *****Very popular with people who want to lose weight and athletes wishing to increase their muscle mass. Manufacturers multiply allegations about this but research has shown that chromium doesn't have these may help regulate hunger and reduce craving (see the benefits below) but sorry to tell you that you will not lose fat by taking chromium pill. If you want to lose weight and maintain this optimal weight the best option is to have a low GI (glycemic index) diet

Benefits Of Chromium

  • Plays a role in the transformation of sugars, fats and proteins in your body
  • Can prevent heart diseases
  • Helps to prevent high blood pressure
  • It might be beneficial in cases of diabetes and for lowering cholesterol
  • Helps to maintain blood sugar level
  • Helps to regulate hunger and reduce craving because it improves the use of insuline by the body and help to maintain the blood sugar within normal limits. (Insuline is a hormone found in your body that allows glucose to enter the cells where it serves as a source of energy)

Foods Containing Chromium Are:

  • Whole grains
  • Wheat germ
  • Fruits, brocoli, mushrooms, potato
  • Meat, shellfish, liver
  • Brewer's yeast
  • Eggs (yolk)

Chromium is not produced by your body. You must have a diet rich in chromium foods. If you take supplements make sure to choose chromium picolinate or chromium polynicotinate because of their bioavailability...absorption by your body will be better. Be aware that there are interactions between chromium and some to your doctor.

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