The growing awareness about the nutritional value of Wheat Germ has made it a popular product among all the health conscious people especially in the US but lately countries like India are also becoming aware of this natural super food. No wonder, it is being suggested by doctors, nutritionists and health fitness coaches as a healthy addition to a busy life. Lets discuss about the nutritional value and benefits of Wheat Germ.
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One of the main reason why I personally started eating Wheat Germ is the presence of Vitamin E. It is one of the richest source of Vitamin E on Earth. Vitamin E is known to be a natural anti-aging agent and just two tablespoons of Wheat Germ provides about 15% of recommended daily intake of Vitamin E. By including a few more Vitamin E rich food in the diet one could completely avoid all these anti-aging creams and enjoy a glowing skin. It is also listed as the first product in Dr. Batra’s list of items to be consumed for people having skin issues.
Apart from skin, Vitamin E is also good for heart. It is also an anti oxidant helps preventing blood clots and is needed to strengthen the body’s immune system.
There is one more reason I’m a big fan of Wheat Germ is the presence of Folic Acid. 2 tbsp of Wheat Germ fulfills 10% of your daily Folic Acid requirement. Its a must have for all the pregnant women. Presence of Folic Acid in the diet aids immensely in the development of healthy new cells, prevent birth defects of the baby’s brain and spinal cord.
Wheat Germ is a rich source of Vitamins like B like Vitamins B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine). Vitmain B is important to maintain energy levels and maintain healthy muscles, organs, hair and skin.
Wheat Germ is also a bountiful source of Octacosanol which is long-chain waxy alcohols. Octacosanol is used to improve exercise performance including strength & stamina and helps to enhance the body reflexes and improves alertness and overall oxygen utilization by the body. This is the reason why many body building health supplements contain this ingredient.
Wheat Germ also contains important minerals like Zinc and Selenium which are essential to fight male infertility which is sadly increasing very rapidly due to recent lifestyle changes. Zinc and Selenium together improves the grade 1 sperms in male thus improving the chances of pregnancy. They also aid growth and sexual maturation and keep skin healthy. It also promote resistance to disease.