There are several uses of the term chrome , whose etymological origin is found in the Latin word chrôma (which can be translated as "colour" ). He concept can refer to the chemical element of atomic number 24 .
Chromium, in this sense, is a metal low presence in the cortex of the land . It is a bright element, white or silver, which is usually found as rust and, thanks to its ability to resist corrosion, is used to protect other metals. The process that involves the application of a layer of chromium on another metal is called chrome plated .
Of symbol Cr , the chrome is hard although it breaks easily. Its salts can be used as mordant (for fixing colors) while their oxides and chromates They are used in paints.
In the field of Health and food, it is known that chromium plays an important role in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates, in addition to regulating blood sugar levels. In other words, we must have this mineral so that insulin acts correctly in the cells.
Another of the properties of chromium is its anticoagulant action, in addition to preventing arteriosclerosis, an alteration due to which the walls of the arteries They harden, lose elasticity and increase in thickness. It also reduces the degree of obstruction of blood vessels, so that it also prevents serious disorders such as thrombosis, stroke and angina pectoris, among others.
Diabetes patients can achieve greater stability in their sugar levels in blood if they consume chromium supplements, or if they feed on products in which it abounds, such as broccoli, barley, nuts and apples.
Since chromium also helps increase muscle mass, decrease fat volume and general strengthening of the body, some sports enthusiasts consume it in the form of supplements. In the field of bodybuilding, this is increasingly popular. On the other hand, it is important to note that you are properties They have not been scientifically proven.
A large number of studies suggest that a high percentage of the western population has a deficit of chromium because of not eating enough food that contains it in abundance. In addition to the products mentioned above, brewer's yeast is another that can bring benefits in this context, although especially to people with diabetes.
Having low levels of chromium can lead to poor absorption of hydrates, proteins and fats, something that often leads to weight loss or problems with cholesterol . Other disorders that may arise for this reason are fractures, muscle tears, the inability to heal and growth problems.
Chrome is also a compositional element which alludes to colour . The chromolithography , in this framework, is a technique which consists of lithographing with different colors. The chromosphere , on the other hand, is the area of the gas layer that covers the Sun that is characterized by its reddish hue.
The notion of chromium can also derive from chromolithography. This is called the cardboard , the card wave stamp , known in some regions as a figurine, which exhibits colorful figures and that children use to collect or play.
The cards can be self-adhesive for the boys to stick them in a album . These albums have numbered spaces: when the child gets the chrome with the corresponding number, he must paste it and fill in the space . Completing the album, thus, constitutes a challenge.