Chromium is thought to affect how the hormone insulin behaves in the body. This means that chromium may affect the amount of energy you get from food.
Good sources of chromium
Good food sources of chromium include:
- wholegrains, such as wholemeal bread and whole oats
How much chromium do I need?
Adults need at least 0.025mg of chromium a day.
You should be able to get all the chromium you need by eating a varied and balanced diet.
If you take chromium supplements, do not take too much because this might be harmful.
Having 10mg or less a day of chromium from food and supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.