Trace Minerals: Chromium

broccoli2The next trace mineral in our series from A to Zinc is chromium. Chromium is an essential micronutrient or trace mineral required for proper insulin function, healthy blood-sugar levels, and carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism.

The typical North American diet is deficient in chromium because of over-consumption of simple carbohydrates and refined sugars that are lacking in chromium. Soil depletion is also playing a role in chromium deficiency.

Because chromium deficiency leads to poor insulin utilization and metabolism, Continue reading “Trace Minerals: Chromium”

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