Chromium is a mineral needed for proper energy. Those who are diabetic or elderly may have trouble getting enough from their diet. The most common sources for chromium are meats, cheeses, molasses, whole grains, coffee, tea, potato skins, and beer.
Chromium is especially important if you have blood sugar control concerns, as it helps stabilize blood sugar by moving glucose from the bloodstream to your cells, as well as helping you to digest your food.
Chromium additionally supports heart healthy by decreasing your risk for coronary artery disease and helping maintain correct cholesterol levels.
Further, chromium can help you fend off osteoporosis, as it slows the loss of calcium from the body
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