Wheat Germ

Wheat Germ Facts:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cup
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 20%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 0g
Protein 27g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4%
Iron 40%
Thiamin 144%
Riboflavin 34%
Niacin 39%
Vitamin B6 75%
Folate 81%
Pantothenic Acid 26%
Magnesium 69%
Phosphorus 97%
Potassium 29%
Zinc 94%
Copper 46%
Manganese 765%
Selenium 130%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

PQ (Protein Quality) x PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) - 52

 

 

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Potential Health Benefits

  • powerful cardiovascular health boost
  • powerful digestive health boost
  • bone & joint health boost
  • overall well-being increase
  • lower "bad" cholesterol
  • promote weight-loss
  • significant energy boost

 

Potential Athletic Benefits

  • Great source of complex carbohydrates to provide for long term energy demands.
  • Great source of protein and essential amino acids for muscle growth and repair.
  • Great source of iron to increase blood oxygenation and energy levels for broad performance benefits (most athletes are commonly iron deficient).
  • Powerful recovery characteristics from a superior complex carbohydrate profile (when consumed before and after exercise).

Glycemic Index Rank

<15 out of 100

RankValue
Low Glycemic less than 55

Food Sensitivity Rank

<1 to 1 ratio

RankValue
Low for Fructose Sensitivity less than 1 (fructose to glucose ratio)

Wheat germ takes the top spot on our list of exercise beneficial foods. It has one of the best complex carbohydrate profiles out of all grains. Wheat germ is saturated with minerals and essential omega fatty acids. In addition, it is a superior protein source for any individual or athlete.

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manganese

is an essential micronutrient that is found in high amounts in wheat germ. It is responsible for assisting the antioxidant enzymes of mitochondria (the powerhouse of cells), and also works enzmatically to aid in amino acid, carbohydrate, and cholesterol metabolism.
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Sources include: USDA

***All-Body Fitness takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided above. Please contact a medical doctor or a registered dietitian for nutrition advice.

 

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