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Friday, July 06, 2007

Featured Nutrients: Why You Need Them

Featured Nutrients: Why You Need Them

Chromium

What it does:
Chromium is required by the body for the process that turns food into usable energy, helping insulin prime cells to take up glucose.

How much you need:
Despite disappointing findings on chromium supplements and weight loss, the body still needs it. The daily recommended intake for adults is 50 to 200 mcg.

Food sources of chromium:
Best sources of chromium are whole-grain breads and cereals, meat, nuts, prunes, raisins, beer and wine.

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