In our search for weight loss solutions we often find super foods that should not miss from our alimentation.
Wheat germs are definitely included in the super foods list because they have very many benefits.
But what are wheat germs?
Like in the case of all cereals, wheat germs are the reproductive parts of the plant, meaning the embryos of the seeds.
Wheat germs are usually used to extract vegetable oil but they are also excellent ingredients for many dishes. They can also be consumed raw as a natural supplement to benefit from everything they can provide you with.
What do wheat germs contain?
First of all you should know that since this is the part that feeds the new plant it is full of incredibly benefic nutrients that cannot be found in many other aliments at least not in the same percentage. To make things even clearer if you consume two tablespoons of the raw wheat germs on a daily basis you introduce the followings in your organism:
- 9 grams of carbohydrates
- 4 grams of proteins
- 1.5 grams of unsaturated fat
- 2 grams of dietary fibers
- 2 grams of sugar
- Vitamin E
- Folic acid
On top of all these benefic nutrients, minerals and vitamins two tablespoons have only 60 calories. Many nutritionists recommend wheat germs for the B vitamins they contain (Folate, Thiamin, Vitamin B6), but the other nutrients are excellent too in a healthy diet.
Ways to eat wheat germs
- The best way would be to eat them in their natural state. Just 2 tablespoons are enough to get the necessary nutrients for a day.
- These germs can be found as coarse powder. The powder is perfect for shakes.
- When you have your oatmeal it would be a great idea to put some raw wheat germs in it or even the coarse powder if you think it is easier this way. Sprinkle it over cereals too or in your yogurt.
- Make muffins or pancakes using the wheat germs powder. They taste delicious.
- You can even make tea out of the germs if you like the taste.
I bet you have already added the wheat germs on your shopping list. If you didn’t, you definitely should. However, make sure that you do not have wheat or gluten allergies because in this case they are completely forbidden.
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