Saturday, June 7, 2014

Recommended Power Foods - Part 10 - Grains #12 and #13

Recommended Power Foods - Part 10 - Grains #12 and #13
(Information from The Power of Food - Bonnie Raffel R. D., Author)

#12 - Spelt and Spelt Flour - Spelt is an ancient grain related to wheat.  It provides a variety of nutrients and is rich in fiber.  The healthy benefits of spelt include, lowering cholesterol and balancing blood sugar levels.  spelt is available in its hulled, wholegrain form (spelt berries), or as a flour. 

#13 - Wheat Germ - Wheat germ is not a type of flour, but is a part of the wheat kernel.  The term "germ" refers to the reproductive part of the kernel.  Wheat germ is very high in protein and is rich in nutrients.  It contains more potassium and iron than any other food source, and contains vitamin E which is important as an antioxidant which strengthens the immune system.  Try adding wheat germ to smoothies, stir into yogurts, or add to cereals and baked potatoes.

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