A good germ that fights aging?

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When’s the last time that you heard the word germ used in a positive way….maybe never? Well, then you’ll be surprised to learn that there is one germ that is actually good for you and can even help you look and feel years younger. So what is a good germ that fights aging? Found in every kernel of wheat, wheat germ is the part of the wheat kernel that can bloom into a plant. It is the most nutritious part of the wheat and chalk full of vital vitamins and minerals including vitamin E and selenium—two key nutrients that promote a more youthful appearance.

In studies, Vitamin E has shown to help prevent heart disease, increase the ability to heal and help protect lungs from toxins. It has also been touted for its ability to prevent skin aging, increase eye health and help alleviate rheumatoid arthritis. Selenium is an important trace mineral that protects the skin from damaging ultra violet rays and promotes thyroid health, which is key to maintaining a healthy weight. Wheat germ also contains folate, niacin, thiamin, vitamin B6, calcium, fiber, iron, magnesium, manganese, omega-3 fatty acids and phosphorous.

So how do you harness the power of wheat germ? You can buy simple wheat germ that comes as a powder-like substance that you can sprinkle on foods. Try it on your morning yogurt where the texture and taste makes for a delicious morning meal.

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