SUPPLEMENT OF THE WEEK- CHROMIUM
The craze over easter bunny chocolates and eggs is over and you like I may be looking at ways to help you make healthier food choices and minimize those sugar cravings.
I’m going to share a secret supplement with you 😉 My mom who is very clued up on Vitamins and supplements is a big fan of Chromium and now so am I.
Chromium (a mineral supplement) is involved in the metabolism of glucose and is therefore needed for energy. It is VITAL in the synthesis of cholesterol, fats and protein.
In other words Chromium helps the body process carbohydrates and fats, it promotes weight loss, lowers blood lipid (fat) levels, and improves body composition. LOVE IT!!!
Studies have shown that Chromium helps you feel “full” due to the glucose stabilising effect it has. It reduces cravings for sugars and fatty foods.
When you get hungry your blood sugar starts to drop and that’s when you start to crave those high in sugar and fatty foods. But if your blood sugar levels are stable then you won’t crave the fatty sugary foods. In other words Chromium helps keep those cravings at bay by stabilising your glucose.
That’s why Chromium is also a good supplement for people who suffer from diabetes.
Sources of Chromium: Beef, brown rice, cheese, turkey, fish and whole grain.
I buy my Chromium from the Dis-chem range at Dis-chem Pharmacies.
Please always consult your doctor/ dietician for advice before you take new supplements or if you have any health problems.
If you are diabetic please consult your doctor first.
Phyllis A.Balch (2006). Prescription for Nutritional Healing Fourth Edition. New York. Penguin Group USA