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Keeping Your Sugar Levels Regulated Over the Holidays

December 11, 2010

Keeping Your Sugar Levels Regulated Over the Holidays

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Over the holidays, and any other period where you are under extreme stress, eating a diet high in refined sugars and flours, additives, and processed foods, or overweight - you are at risk of chromium deficiency since these factors deplete chromium from the body. Symptoms of chromium deficiency include:
•Cold sweats, dizziness or irritability after six hours without any food
•Frequent hunger
•Cold hands
•Need for excessive sleep or drowsiness during the day
•Addiction to sweet foods
•Frequent urination
•Excessive thirst
There are many foods that are high in chromium. Some excellent sources of chromium are: Brewer's yeast, Broccoli, Oysters, Peas, Potatoes, Wheat germ, Green peppers, green peppers, apples, and parsnips. Since chromium is not produced by the body, it must be obtained from food and supplementation. Eating a diet high in chromium-rich foods is a good way to ensure adequate amounts of chromium.
If you have known blood glucose levels issues, supplementing with chromium will definitely help to balance. Chromium is known to enhance the action of insulin, a hormone critical to the metabolism and storage of carbohydrate, fat, and protein in the body. Because chromium is directly involved with metabolism it also helps with weight-loss.



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