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Can mineral supplements lower blood glucose levels?

Many minerals, including chromium, magnesium, selenium, and zinc, have been promoted by popular magazines and supplement companies as effective tools in controlling blood glucose. But there is currently no scientific evidence for these claims, so it is hard to recommend taking supplements. If you eat healthy foods, including lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and grains, you should get all the minerals you need to stay healthy. From what we know now, taking supplements probably won't make you any healthier. Nor will it make your blood glucose any lower.

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