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Toasted Vs Untoasted Wheat Germ
Not a bacteria:
Wheat germ is a part of the wheat kernel. The germ is only a very small part of the kernel, approximately 2 ½ percent in total. The word germ does not have anything to do with bacteria; it simply refers to germination. The germ is the reproductive part that germinates and forms the wheat grass.
Wheat germ is very high in protein.
In fact, wheat germ contains 23 nutrients. ...Read more
52 calories per 2TBL: Wheat germ doesn’t have an exact daily recommendation. You may need to start out with a small amount, such as 1 tablespoon a day. Wheat germ can help you meet your fiber needs, which is favorable for regularity, but disruptive for bowel functions, if you don’t normally consume fiber. For every 1, 000 calories you get from food, you need 14 grams of fiber. ...Read more
Weight loss anytime: Losing weight has nothing to do with what you eat, a recent study showed. If you follow a diet that lowers your consumption of calories, you will lose weight whether it is high fat or low fat, high protein or low carb. It's basic math: eat less, weigh less. Www. Ncbi. Nlm. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2763382/. ...Read more
Bran vs Germ:
A whole grain includes all three parts of the wheat kernel:
1) The endosperm (the bran)
2) The outer layer
3) The embryo (the germ)
Wheat germ is the most nutritious component of the wheat kernel. The oil is also nutrient-packed, which makes it particularly well-suited to moisturizing and soothing your skin. ...Read more
What unwanted: Side effect are you referring to?Get a more detailed answer ›
Sure.: Typically, there should not be any interaction between the 3 suplements. ...Read more
Help, son 15 months old, opened whole fish oil 1000mg, wheat germ 100 mg per caps, may be 2 caps and ingested, not don't think mercury free?
Did he take a whole fish oil capsule or just swallow some liquid- I don't think that should be a problem
Same for the wheat germ- I would feed him normally and if he has vomiting, diarrhea or does not poop in the next 24 hours to take him to your local doctor.
I would not worry about mercury ...Read more
I take oats with nuts & multi grain porridge for 2 out of 4 meals. Can I add these for more nutrition- Sprouted flax & chia seeds, oat bran, wheat germ?
Keep it up: The options you suggest are healthy ones. You should eat according to your taste with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains and a healthy source of lean protein. The key is to limit processed foods and sugar as much as possible. You are making healthy choices. Keep it up. ...Read more
None: No proven medical benefits or reported consistent side effects. ...Read more
Get a real Rx: I suspect that these internet remedies are cruel pranks. It's not going to touch either active disease or scars. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared your active disease in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. Only a specialist with a laser, filler, or microsurgery can make the scars less visible. ...Read more
Probably: Gluten alleragy is called coeliac disease. Which means you haave a sensitivity to wheat. It would only make sense that if you use a makeup with wheat germ oil, it will absorb into your system and allow a physical reaction, which will usually exhibit itself as stomach and digestive tract imflamation and such problems. ...Read more
Help, son 15 months old, opened whole fish oil 1000mg, wheat germ 100 mg per caps, 2 caps and ingested, mouth smells fish, don't think mercury free?
Child should be ok: Fish oil caps are intended for maintenance use and if mercury content was high, it would not be safe for adults either. About 6 oz of wild salmon will provide about 2000 mg of DHA, and it is thought that infants over 6 months can have up to 3 oz a week, so avoid further fish in your infants diet for the next few weeks to be sure. ...Read more
Hi doctor. Can I eat mix powder of egg white powder, wheat germ powder, formula baby instead protein powder for volume muscle?
Sounds unpleasant...: To increase muscle mass you need to increase weights when you strength train. Adequate protein is important in your diet - but no concoction is going to give you the gains you want without you doing the work. I would suggest that lean meats would be a more appetizing way to meet the protein requirements. ...Read more
I have epilepcy is using millet extract /wheat germ oil/ cystin /ca pantothenate supplement for hair loss interfer with (na valporate/carbamazepin)?
Won't interfere,: But also won't help your hair. It's a waste of money. ...Read more
Dear doctor. Can I use kelp supplement of GNC trademark during chemotherapy for breast cancer ER+ /PR+ -HER2-, and is it safe to take wheat germ oil?
Should be safe but::
Nutritional support has been shown to both reduce the toxicity and improve effectiveness of chemotherapy. This should be safe but since I don't know which meds you will be given check this chart to be sure:
Also see http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17283738
and http://tinyurl. Com/l9pdmjd
A healthy diet is important too.
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Ick: It's 17% saturated fat. It will raise your cholesterol. ...Read more
I'm 36y/0, amh=0.4. What is your opinion on coenzymeq10, royal jelly, wheat grass/germ in improving low ovarian reserve? Any other supplement suggest
No good Data: There is no good data for any of the things you have listed. Unfortunately the science indicates that this is merely advanced ovarian aging with loss of eggs and likely loss of the best eggs first. Our ability to reverse this seems very limited. The standard thought is advanced (ivf) treatment offering best chance for pregnancy. Based on testing you likely have endometriosis and exploring this. ...Read more
Content matters: In general whole wheat is preferred to processed wheat. This can be found in bread but nowadays a lot of the products you mentioned are available in wheat versions (i personally like several multigrain versions of popular cereals). ...Read more
It's all relative: The healthiness of a food is relative, meaning that a person must compare foods to see which ones are healthier. Frosted breakfast cereals are not healthy when compared to unfrosted breakfast cereals. "Frosted" means the cereal is coated with extra sugar. However, eating Frosted Mini-Wheats would be more healthy than eating glazed donuts. Life is all about choices. ...Read more
Buckwheat groats: Buckwheat groats is a good replacement for wheat in celiacs. Its not made from wheat. Its made from buckwheat or kasha. ...Read more