||Mineral : CHROMIUM
Why it is needed
Helps in carbohydrate utilization. Involved in metabolism of glucose (for energy) and the synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol. Helps bring protein to where it is needed.
Where it is found
Unsaturated fats (such as corn oil), meats, clams, brewer's yeast, liver, whole grain, cereal, chicken, and shellfish.
Essential for developing and maintaining healthy bones and teeth. Assists in blood clotting, muscle contraction and nerve transmission. Helps reduce risk of osteoporosis.