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The Nutrition Centre



Chromium is Good For


bananasAlthough trivalent chromium is recognized as a nutritionally essential mineral, scientists are not yet certain exactly how it functions in the body. Necessary for many bodily processes, chromium is important in the burning of carbohydrates and fats in the body, and in the proper functioning of insulin. That is, it helps insulin to do its work of making blood sugar available to the cells.


Sources of Chromium


Dietary sources of chromium include broccoli, green beans, potatoes, grape juice, orange juice, banana, beef, liver, eggs, chicken, oysters, wheat germ, green peppers, apples, spinach.


Chromium Deficiencies


Chromium deficiency is rare in developed countries where people have access to good quality food. Deficiency may Symptoms similar to those of :

  • Hypoglycemia

  • Alcohol intolerance

  • Nervousness

  • Thirst







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