Sunday, 10 April 2016

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Chromium: 3.5 Cups Raw Oats (260g) A Day


 


Chromium

Do you know that eating 3.5 cups of raw oats (260g) a day fully covers your daily chromium need (based on adult's need)?

Recommended daily intake: 35mcg
  • 0.2mcg (0-6 months old)
  • 5.5mcg (7-12 months old)
  • 11mcg (1-3 years old)
  • 15mcg (4-8 years old)
  • 21-25mcg (9-13 years old)
  • 24-35mcg (14-18 years old)
  • 25mcg for women (19 years & above)
  • 35mcg for men (19 years & above)
  • 30mcg for pregnant women 
  • 45mcg for breast-feeding women 
Functions:

Regulates blood sugar levels.

References:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5708/2
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=54
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=51
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002424.htm

This is equivalent to 2 bowls:

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