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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredA germ of wheat is so miniscule, yet it revs up weight loss in a big way. First off, this superfood is loaded with antioxidants, essential fatty acids and lots of vitamin B, a nutrient that promotes better moods and helps boost metabolism. Loaded with fiber, it keeps you feeling full and balances sugar cravings.
Wheat germ's special phytonutrient is called octacosanol. But that's not the only thing the toasty stuff has going for it. Just a half cup of wheat germ also provides you with 100 percent of the folic acid and 50 percent of the magnesium, zinc, and vitamin E you need for the day.
Topping peanut butter toast, oatmeal, and yogurt with wheat germ is a great idea. But it's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to creative things you can do with this grain. You can even make your holiday cookies a little more healthful by adding wheat germ.