Why is Wheat Germ Healthy?
We have been told that adding wheat germ to our diet will have health benefits, but not everyone is sure as to why wheat germ is healthy for you.
What is Wheat Germ?
Wheat germ is one of the three parts that make up a wheat kernel. The reason that they tell you that whole wheat flour and eating the whole grain is better for you is because each of the parts that makesup a wheat kernel has a different nutritional property that is beneficial to the human body. Whole wheat products contain the entire kernel and therefore they contain all of the nutrients.
A wheat kernel is divided into:
What Nutritional Value Does a Wheat Germ Have?
Some of the many nutrients and vitamins that can be found in a wheat kernel are:
How to Add Wheat Germ to Your Diet
Now instead of asking why is wheat germ healthy you are asking how can I add this to my diet? It is very easy to add wheat germ to breads and baked goods because it has a pleasantly sweet taste. You can even sprinkle the wheat germ on the top of your cereals in the morning.
There are supplements and tablets for those of you that wish to not eat the germ but the supplements and the pills do not have the same benefits of high fiber that the powdered wheat germ has.
You should store this in a cool dry place in an air tight container.
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