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The Overlooked Mineral that Shrinks Fat Cells

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The Overlooked Mineral that Shrinks Fat Cells

Honey, I shrunk my fat cells…using a natural mineral.  It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not.  There is actually a mineral that suppresses the hormones linked to fat cell expansion.  I came across this exciting information while researching my upcoming book, 60 Seconds to Slim.

When you eat sugar (even natural sugars) or refined starches, your insulin levels rise too, and that can cause your body to hoard fat, making it difficult to lose weight.  Combine that with a deficiency in the mineral chromium and you’re at risk for being overweight, obese, or becoming diabetic. Some experts estimate that over 90 percent of North Americans are deficient in the mineral chromium, largely because of agricultural practices that deplete the soil and food-manufacturing processes that eradicate chromium and other minerals. Yet this mineral can help restore insulin balance and promote weight loss.

Research at the University of Texas found that supplementing with the mineral chromium daily can help you double fat loss without losing muscle. Chromium helps ensure proper sensitivity to insulin, the hormone secreted by your pancreas to escort sugar to the cells where it is needed before it can damage organs or be converted into fat.  Consult 60 Seconds to Slim for references.

While an important mineral, chromium is often overlooked. It helps maintain strong artery, blood, and heart health, and it also plays a significant role in alleviating a “sweet tooth.”  Chromium reduces cravings, mood swings, and weight gain linked to fluctuating blood sugar levels since it helps to keep them balanced.  Chromium also plays an important role in energy production in our bodies. So the side-effect of getting more chromium is often weight loss (in people who are overweight) and increased energy!

When sugarcane is processed to make sugar, most government regulations require that all of the minerals be removed. That includes the valuable mineral chromium, which is naturally found in foods that tend to be high in natural sugar. The chromium helps with the proper digestion and metabolism of naturally sweet foods.  When it has been eliminated, we are prone to many of the health issues linked to white or refined sugar consumption, including weight gain.

Keep reading to discover the signs of a chromium deficiency and the best type of chromium for weight loss…

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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11:18AM PDT on Aug 15, 2014

good to know

10:50PM PDT on Aug 12, 2014

Dr Oz recommended taking Chromium for a different reason..... Anyway, it's use with my supplements has not resulted in any weight loss....

3:36AM PDT on Aug 12, 2014

Oh, if it was only that easy!

12:37PM PDT on Aug 10, 2014

Okay, I won't take 'supplements!'

3:50AM PDT on Aug 3, 2014

Bring on the chromium!

3:41AM PDT on Aug 3, 2014

Pay attention to even the tiny details

4:42PM PDT on Jun 23, 2014

Interesting to consider. Thank you

4:33PM PDT on Jun 23, 2014

Hmmm--will this work even if I overeat?

12:24PM PDT on May 26, 2014


12:18PM PDT on May 24, 2014


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Don't think I could ever bring myself to eating anything made with margarine+not a Nabisco fan eithe…

Thanks for the info.

What a sweetheart.

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