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…