View Full Version : Too much wheat germ?
05-05-2006, 03:50 PM
I know every BODY is different, but there are somethings that you just can overeat. Is wheat germ one of them? I am having about 1/2 cup of it a day or more (or maybe less). Does anyone else eat that much?
Thanks guys! :D
05-05-2006, 04:02 PM
I eat 2 tablespoons per day. If I don't eat it I get spacey at school. Wheat germ has tons of B vitamins (brain food).
05-05-2006, 04:18 PM
Brain food! Alright! I love wheat germ, I love wheat germ! :D
05-05-2006, 04:35 PM
I do eat that much some days too :) sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less, sometimes none.
What do you eat it on/with?
Is wheat germ raw? I am under the impression that it is not, but I'm just checking. I'd hate to be missing out on a great source of Bs. :)
05-05-2006, 04:50 PM
Kris, I have raw wheat germ....I think it's Bob's Red Mill or something but I'm not positive...
05-05-2006, 05:00 PM
I get raw in bulk at the hfs. :)
05-05-2006, 06:02 PM
I'd hate to be missing out on a great source of Bs. :)
Thought bs could be found anywhere. :D
05-05-2006, 08:10 PM
It's good in raw granola type cereal with almond milk. Or in raw cookies.
05-05-2006, 08:11 PM
oh rawveganmom, can you share a cookie recipe?
05-06-2006, 12:29 AM
hummm, maybe I should start eating this stuff, sounds like it is good for you.
Please do bear in mind that wheatgerm is infamous for going rancid EXTREMELY quickly, so if you buy it, buy it in relatively-small quantities, from a busy store with a good turnover (and thus a good rotation/throughput of stock), and ensure that both the shop and you yourself keep it refrigerated and away from light. This is very important and you shouldn't underestimate it - consuming rancid wheatgerm will hugely add to your body's oxidative stress (of course, normal cell function operates upon the basis of oxidation but excessive oxygen byproducts can increase free radical formation with no energy benefit to mitigate it).
Brown rice polishings are also healthy and don't forget that rejuvelac et al are also fair sources of B vitamins.
05-06-2006, 08:24 PM
I read that it had all this good stuff in high concentrations and I remember thinking, I have to have that!. I can't find the website though to paste in here what is all in it.
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