Wheat germ is a nutrition standout. It’s one of the best sources of folic acid. That’s good news, since it’s recommended that all women of childbearing age get sufficient amounts of this nutrient to prevent neural-tube birth defects. Folic acid reduces a compound in your body called homocysteine. Lower levels of homocysteine have been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis bone fractures, and dementia.
Wheat germ also contains a phytonutrient called L-ergothioneine, which is a powerful antioxidant that is not destroyed by cooking. The fiber boost you get from wheat germ is phenomenal.
Wheat germ is available in most grocery store cereal aisles. I keep mine in the fridge after opening. Toss a tablespoon into cereal, yogurt or your favorite smoothie and you’re good to go!