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Snoozing after food?

Sleepy after eating? You could be chromium deficient. Eating produces a rise in blood sugar and a surge in insulin production. The chemical activity sends tryptophan to the brain where it triggers serotonin, the ‘mood chemical’ that calms you and can send you to sleep. But you can be forgiven at Christmas, because that turkey you consumed is also a rich provider of tryptophan

Deficient in Chromium can mean you are tired after most meals, irrespective of what they are because the pancreas will function erratically and overproduce insulin in response to a rise in blood sugar

Also indexed as: Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF Chromium)

What does it do? Chromium is an essential trace mineral that helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels. In addition to its well-studied effects in diabetes, preliminary research has found that chromium supplementation also improves glucose tolerance in people with Turner’s syndrome—a disease linked with glucose intolerance.

Chromium may also play a role in increasing HDL (the “good” cholesterol), while lowering overall cholesterol levels.

Foods containing Chromium:

Broccolli, Barley, Oats, Green Beans, Tomatoes, Romaine lettuce, black pepper

For allergy test, vitamin and mineral deficiency checks and body organ assessment Marie telephone 0851367488

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