Sep 2, 2009

Mineral Facts - Chromium & Glucose Tolerance

I start by saying I hope you are all having a wonderful summer, trying to keep up with my blogs and business adventures when the sun is shining so brightly is a challenge, but here I sit in our little log cabin on the lake with the large screen window behind me open to the fall-like cool air we're enjoying right now in the northeast. See? I'm so into the outdoors I'm not getting to the topic!

Chromium, this is a wonderful trace mineral that has a reputation for helping to maintain blood sugar levels that are already at a normal range. It is believed to work by helping the glucose find it's way from the blood into the cells. It is needed so that the liver can manufacture fatty acids, lecithin, cholesterol, and lipo-proteins.

Foods that contain this trace mineral include:

  • Brewer's Yeast
  • Black-strap Molasses
  • Black Pepper
  • Liver especially, but also in other meats.
  • Whole Wheat Bread and Whole Grain Cereals
  • Broccoli
  • Cheese
  • Nuts
  • Legumes
  • Beets
  • Mushrooms
If you are unable to eat these foods for any reason, or if you are not getting enough of them in your daily diet, you can use a Chromium supplement. 

Related Post(s):
Facts about Magnesium (and some about Calcium)

Updated 3/21/16

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