The efficacy and role of wheat germ
Wheat germ is rich in nutrients, rich in protein, various amino acids, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, dietary fiber, iron, potassium, zinc, and sulfur-containing antioxidants such as glutathione and other nutrients. According to the analysis of nutritionists, the protein of wheat germ is comparable to that of eggs, and the protein content of 50 grams of wheat germ is equivalent to the protein content of 4 eggs. Wheat germ contains 8 kinds of essential amino acids, and the proportion is reasonable. It contains vitamin B1, vitamin B2, iron and potassium far more than flour. The vitamin E content of wheat germ oil made from wheat germ is the champion of vegetable oils, and is dubbed the "treasure house of longevity vitamins".
In terms of medicinal properties, wheat germ has the functions of anti-cancer, lowering cholesterol, lowering blood sugar, nourishing deficiency and nourishing blood. The glutathione contained in it can generate oxidase with the participation of selenium element, which can make the chemical carcinogens in the body lose their toxicity, and can protect the brain and promote the growth and development of infants and young children. The zinc element and dietary fiber it contains have the effect of lowering cholesterol and preventing diabetes; and wheat germ also plays a role in promoting the development of beneficial flora in the intestine. In addition,wheat germoil is also used for weight loss, freckle removal, massage, hair care, etc.