What are food sources of chromium?

Food Sources of Chromium

Food Sources of Chromium

Question: What are food sources of chromium?
Chromium is probably not a mineral you are very familiar with, especially since your body only needs very small amounts. Chromium helps breakdown the fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in your food. You also need chromium to reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

The best source of chromium is broccoli, which contains 11 micrograms in just ½ cup. You need 21-35 micrograms of chromium per day, so, for most people eating just 1 cup of broccoli can get you well within the range you need. Red wine, orange and apple juice are also considered good sources of chromium. If you choose to drink your chromium, be sure to choose juices with little to no preservatives or sugar. You can also get the chromium you need from foods such as, Brewer’s yeast, thyme, black pepper, cheese, asparagus, nuts, and bananas.


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