What is Wheat germ?
Whole wheat and all other whole grains consist of three basic components: the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. The wheat germ is the nucleus or the embryo of the wheat kernel. In spite of occupying 2.5% of wheat grain, it is the most nutrition part of wheat. Wheat germ is concentrated with a high amount of essential nutrients including Vitamin E, folate (folic acid), phosphorus, thiamine, zinc, and magnesium, as well as essential fatty acids.
Unfortunately, wheat germ and wheat bran are often removed during the milling process because it contains oil hence becomes rancid soon and reduces the shelf life. End the result of that consumers are not able to take the advantage of all these nutrition component of Wheat germ. To avoid this problem FOODThink has come up with the solution of 'Toasted Wheat germ'.
FOODThink provides you the best natural and quality wheat germ, which has been toasted to give you best taste with the benefits of all nutrition ingredients. It is mildly crunchy and sweet in taste because of roasting. You can add in soups and smoothies, mix into pancakes, muffins, bread, and cake while baking, sprinkle on salads and yogurts.
Below are the amazing benefits of wheat germ:
Adding wheat germ into your diet boosts your immune system. Hydrolase protein present in wheat germ increases the antioxidant activity of the cell. This antioxidant destroys free radicals and other disease-causing microorganisms in the body, which reduces the chances of serious illness.
Helps in Preventing Diabetes
Dietary fibre present in wheat germ has an adverse effect on diabetic as well. It neutralizes the effects of cholesterol from the foods you consume. Other nutrients found in wheat germ like Folic acid, is also responsible for preventing the body from the number of harmful conditions, like vascular disease, diabetes, and heart disease.
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Studies have shown that adding wheat germ in your regular diet increase the health of the entire cardiovascular system. Daily intake of wheat germ increases the amount of dietary fiber, which has also been scientifically connected to a reduction in heart disease.
Wheat germ is packed with Vitamin E which has the significant effect on anti-aging symptoms like skin quality and hair loss. Research has shown that people who fill their daily requirement of Vitamin E have healthy skin and hair quality.
Natural Weight Loss
Wheat germ is high in fibre which keeps your stomach full and controls your appetite. Linoleic acid presents in wheat germ reduce body fat by increasing amount of enzymes which are involved in fat breakdown.
Helps in Muscle Building
Wheat germ is consist of a high level of muscle-building micros, such as zinc, iron, selenium, potassium, B Vitamins, BCAAs, as well as muscle-building proteins. Along with muscle building, octacosanol present in wheat germ increases the stamina of the body.
Wheat germ is loaded with folic acid, which ensures a healthy infant for pregnant women. Healthy levels of folates in pregnant women's system have reduces the chance of their child having neural tube defects and other complications.