The Benefits of Wheat Germ
by S. Wagner
depends on who you ask. The doctors are all convinced that it's more myth than
substance and the nutritionists swear by it. The truth is probably somewhere in
between, but certainly closer to reality than myth.

The one thing you have to be aware of is that not all wheat germ is the same. For
example, wheat germ in its raw form will go bad within just a few days of being
exposed to the air. So your best bet is to go with toasted wheat germ, which has a
longer shelf life.

As to the benefits, wheat germ, in any form, is a great source of many vitamins,
including vitamin E, most of the B vitamin group, folic acid, and a number of minerals
such as iron, calcium, zinc. This list is by no means all inclusive. The vitamin E in
wheat germ is a powerful antioxidant that is important for fighting cancer and heart
problems.

Probably one of the best things about wheat germ, especially as you get older and
your digestive system starts to slow down, is that it is an excellent source of fiber.
Eating wheat germ on a regular basis, as well as eating other fiber rich foods, is an
excellent way to stay regular and avoid things like constipation, or worse, a blocked
colon.

Women especially benefit from taking wheat germ as it helps alleviate premenstrual
symptoms and also menopausal symptoms. The minerals in wheat germ are also
excellent for promoting healthy skin, nails and hair. Women also benefit from having
stronger bones and teeth. Also, studies show that eating wheat germ helps prevent
certain types of birth defects.

And, if all that isn't enough, a regular diet of wheat germ will also give you more
strength and energy, keeps your cholesterol at normal levels and also helps prevent
illness.

As I said, the camps are divided as to the benefits of wheat germ. But I keep looking
at my 80 plus year old mother and can't help thinking to myself that she must be
doing something right.

To Your Health.


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Steve Wagner

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I vividly remember as a young kid,
my mother would go into the fridge,
pull out about 4 oranges, fresh
squeeze them into a glass of juice
and then add a heaping tablespoon of
wheat germ to the mix. At first I just
wanted to gag, but over time, I
began to actually enjoy this
concoction. And, my mother must
have known what she was doing,
because today she is over 80 and still
going strong.

So just what are the benefits of
wheat germ? Is there magic to this
marvel of nature? Well, it kind of
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