Are flaxseed and wheat germ good to have daily?

Q: I put flaxseed and wheat germ in my cereal every day. Is this a good idea?

A: Both flaxseed and wheat germ are excellent fiber sources. Flax provides certain fibers that detoxify your body from excess cholesterol and fat. Wheat germ is rich in B complex for nervous system support. It's wise to rotate all ingredients to avoid developing allergies, so take a short break from both every once in a while.

By Lisa Tsakos| April 21, 2009
Categories:  Eat

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Lisa Tsakos

Lisa Tsakos

Lisa has been in her own practice for over 15 years and specializes in weight management. She teaches natural nutrition in both corporate and educational environments and is a shining example of someone who practices what she teaches.

Lisa is a nutritionist and educator specializing in weight management. After losing weight several years ago through a more natural diet and by improving her digestion, she committed to sharing her new-found knowledge and returned to school to study nutrition. Over the past decade, her Nu-Vitality Weight Program has helped employees at numerous corporations lose thousands of pounds. In addition, Lisa regularly consults for groups and individuals with unique nutritional needs such as police officers and athletes. Lisa has been featured on the Discovery Channel, numerous radio programs and is a contributor to various publications. Additionally, she teaches nutrition at multiple post-secondary schools, has taught natural food cooking workshops, and authored two books.

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