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Wheat Germ – Superfood Tuesday

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Don’t be afraid of the name, wheat germ is jam packed with all sorts of vitamins, minerals and awesome proteins.

Why it kicks ass:

1 -It is an incredible source of Vitamin E.  Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant.  It helps inflammation that can cause numerous health issues – think heart diseases, arthritis and even certain cancers.

2- Great for weight loss.  The vitamin B in Wheat Germ helps increase your metabolism and can help your body burn calories.  It can also make proper mood chemicals for your brain.

3. It has lots of fiber, which is necessary internal health and detox among many other things.

 

 

Recipe:

Well, I just like to put it in EVERYTHING!  Sprinkle it in oatmeal, whatever I’m baking, throw it in a smoothie.

But here is an awesome recipe taken from the Dr. Oz website:

Ingredients
6 oz Greek yogurt
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup almonds
1 cup blueberries
4 strawberries
1/4 banana
1 tbsp wheat germ
A few ice cubes

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Is a successful NYC based makeup artist - you can see her work all over TV, in top magazines all over the world and she has been featured in the New York Times, Prevention Magazine and numerous other publications, she is the former beauty editor for Bloginity and owns a small boutique beauty business called Brush Beauty. She has had a few careers ranging from construction management to radio and everything in between, however, the constant passion in her life was always fitness. Even when she lost her way from it, she was always constantly motivated by athletes and anything movement oriented around her. She is the type of person who only gets star struck by people like Gabby Douglas, Matt Long, Pat Riley or Kerri Walsh and the thought of meeting any of them puts her stomach in little girly teenage knots. Favorite workouts: Bootcamps, Spinning, swimming and lifting alone with my headphone on.
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