wheat germ benefits in pregnancy

Wheat Germ is a boon for a woman both during and after pregnancy. Wheat germ flakes may be very small in size but it packs a treasure of nutrition both for expecting mother and her baby. The wheat germ is highly concentrated with nutrients, including Niacin, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin E and A, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Iron and Zinc. Wheat Germ also contains protein, fiber and some fat.

Protein is by far the most important nutrient needed during pregnancy especially during second and third trimester when your baby is growing faster and needs all the essential amino acids for building body cells and various organs.
Wheat Germ is abundantly rich source of Protein especially for veg and vegan to-be-mothers. About 100 gms of Wheat Germ contains 28.6gms of protein with all the amino acid. Compare to raw Wheat Germ, toasted or roasted Wheat germ is preferred as protein is easily digested by the body.

Folic Acid has been crucial in playing a vital role in the prevention of neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida. Since prenatal development occurs even before a woman knows she’s pregnant, its extremely important that women eats foods with the proper amount of Folic acid. Wheat Germ is particularly a magnificent source of Folic Acid. Around 100 gms of Wheat Germ contains 323mcg Folic Acid.

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It is difficult to find wheat germ in the local grocery shop or in super market as it is a highly perishable product. The best way to procure wheat germ is to contact manufacture directly. Our sister concern Harmony Foods supplies factory fresh toasted wheat germ right at your door step without any extra delivery charge if you are in India.

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