Nutrition

Chromium

Chromium is a mineral which is important for the smooth running of carbohydrate metabolism. It is necessary for the proper functioning of insulin and for maintaining the blood sugar content. In addition, chromium also plays a role in fat metabolism.


Source

Cereal products with a high amount of bran contain lots of chromium. Furthermore, chromium is mostly found in shellfish, brewer’s yeast, whole wheat bread, vegetables, cane molasses, meat and liver.


Effect


Shortage

In case of severe malnutrition, a shortage of chromium may occur. This can lead to increased glucose concentration and cholesterol levels in the blood and weight loss.


Overdose

There are no known adverse effects of an excessive intake of chromium.


Considerations


Facts

Guide

Source

Effect

Shortage

Overdose

Considerations

Facts

See also

Diabetes Mellitus

High Cholesterol

Carbohydrate

Fat

Healthy Food

Mineral

Protein

Vitamin C

Subject

Nutrition, Mineral

First Health Guide

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