Chromium doesn’t just add luster to vintage cars. It’s also a vital trace mineral in a balanced, nutritious diet for women with PCOS, though research shows 9 out of 10 Americans do not get enough chromium because of unhealthy eating habits.
Lack of chromium prevents insulin from functioning properly, which can result in insulin resistance – an underlying cause of PCOS.
Foods with good chromium content include liver, egg yolk, brewer’s yeast, poultry, broccoli, whole grain cereals, bran and wheat germ. By the way, the right amount of chromium in your diet can also add a healthy-looking sheen to your skin.
Chromium is available in supplement form but consult a doctor or nutritionist for advice about the right amount to absorb after taking into account your diet and state of health. Those of you with PCOS and diabetes are advised to obtain their doctor’s supervision in monitoring glucose levels before taking a chromium supplement.
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