5/21/2022 7:22:57 AM

Chromium

Health benefits of Chromium:
Chromium is thought to enhance the effects of insulin, a hormone vital to the metabolism and storage of carbohydrate, fat and protein in the body.

The Worlds Science

What is chromium?

Chromium is an element and a mineral. There is some debate regarding whether it is an ‘essential’ nutrient1

Why does it matter to me?

Chromium is only required in trace amounts and can be obtained from a very wide variety of foods2

Chromium is thought to enhance the action of insulin3, a hormone critical to the metabolism and storage of carbohydrate, fat, and protein in the body4.

Because of this, it has been proposed that chromium may help in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, at present clinical studies do not provide any evidence to support this claim5,6

How much do I need?

It is extremely difficult to accurately measure the chromium content of food2

Due to a lack of information on chromium dietary requirements the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) has concluded that the setting of an AI for chromium is not appropriate7.

Relatively few foods have been accurately measured and perhaps the best advice is that foods high in simple sugars contribute to a chromium loss, the highest chromium bearing food is said to be broccoli8.
Review date: 2/9/2022
Next review date: 2/9/2023
Chromium nutritional information

Top 6 ingredients for Chromium taking into account portion size and cooking retention factors

Filter ingredients by:


Broccoli nutritional information

Broccoli

60g
18µg = No RDA/RI available
0.00%
Broccoli - frozen nutritional information

Broccoli - frozen

60g
18µg = No RDA/RI available
0.00%
Grape juice - red nutritional information

Grape juice - red

200g
6µg = No RDA/RI available
0.00%
Grape juice - white nutritional information

Grape juice - white

200g
6µg = No RDA/RI available
0.00%
Turkey avg light meat nutritional information

Turkey avg light meat

225g
4.5µg = No RDA/RI available
0.00%
Beef avg lean cuts nutritional information

Beef avg lean cuts

220g
4.84µg = No RDA/RI available
0.00%