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Food sources: Nuts and seeds, oats, broccoli, cabbage, romaine lettuce, green beans, tomatoes, peaches, celery, bananas, apples, black pepper, yeast, molasses, prunes, quinoa, wholegrains and rye bread. Also in meat, eggs and shellfish.
Benefits of Chromium
- Cardiovascular health
- Blood sugar management
- Mental performance
- Weight management
- PMS symptoms
What is Chromium
Chromium is a trace mineral that is used by the body for the metabolism of carbohydrates. A healthy balance of Chromium helps the body control the levels of fat and cholesterol in the blood, so it can play an important role in weight management.
Chromium also increases the effectiveness of insulin, the hormone which controls glucose levels in the blood. By enhancing your cells’ response to insulin, Chromium helps your body to regulate blood sugar levels. Combined with its effect on regulating cholesterol means that Chromium may reduce the workload of your heart.
An imbalance of blood glucose levels throughout the night can lead to waking and disrupted sleep. This affects all the processes that should occur during restorative sleep that help you better cope with anxiety and stress. Studies highlight how poor glycemic regulation can closely mirror mental health symptoms such as irritability, worry and anxiety.
Supporting blood sugar levels can help reduce dizziness and morning sickness. Chromium can also help to relieve some symptoms of PMS. You may also enjoy reading ‘Nutrition for PMS Symptoms’ and ‘What PMS type are you?’.