Getting enough of the mineral chromium in your diet is vital for keeping blood sugar levels stable and reducing the risk of developing metabolic syndrome (syndrome x). Those of us with PCOS are already prone to metabolic syndrome, which is a cluster of increased risk factors for heart disease.
Unfortunately, very few people receive anything like enough chromium from their diet because it is removed by food processing methods. And a lack of this crucial mineral can result in the following:
- Elevated blood levels of insulin (Hyperinsulinemia)
- High blood pressure (Hypertension)
- High triglyceride levels
- High LDL “bad” cholesterol levels
- Low HDL “good” cholesterol levels
- The hormone imbalance called Insulin Resistance
Chromium also been shown to act as a highly effective anti-depressant for people with a condition called atypical depression, which can be brought on by weight gain, cravings for fattening carbohydrates and chronic fatigue.
Romaine lettuce is an excellent source of chromium. So are onions and tomatoes, as well as brewer’s yeast, liver, whole grains and bran cereals.
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