Chromium is an oligo element that our body uses for a number of purposes. This mineral plays an important role in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. It promotes the absorption of all these nutrients into the cells of our body, where they are metabolized to get the energy needed for our bodily functions.
A deficiency of chromium could have a negative impact on our metabolism. This mineral is available in many dietary supplements, but some people have warned about the potential toxic effect of chromium in our systems. In fact, a chromium overdose can severely hurt many of our organs, but the good news is this mineral is so rare in nature that we can’t get an excessive amount from natural foods, just from taking too many supplements.
Make sure you have in your diet aliments that provide the chromium that you need, that includes meat, potato skin, whole-grain bread and brewer’s yeast, among others.