What does chromium do for your body?
- Essential for sugar and fat metabolism
- Enhances insulin action
- Can help raise HDL (good) cholesterol
The adequate intake for chromium is 35mcg for men and 25mcg for women daily. Absorption is affected by amount of Vitamin C and by Niacin. Both help with absorption. Chromium is stored in the liver, spleen, and bone.
Good sources of chromium include:
- Whole grains
- Raw Onion
- Romaine Lettuce
- Grape Juice
It is important to note that levels of this mineral vary based on the soil and growing conditions.
Provided by: Melissa Vertosick, CHHC, AADP
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