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Wheat germ and flax seed

i see all over this site with people using this stuff and its in some of the diet articles, what are the purpose of these 2 grains. Good source of protein? healthy fats? high in nutrients? to bulk up? cut weight? Im looking to lose some weight so would it a plus to my diet and training.

flax seed contains omega3, which is an essential fatty acid. which many people lack in their diet.

just make sure not to eat whole flax seeds as they are not digested/absorbed well by the body.

get flax meal, or grind them yourself

flax isn’t a grain, its a seed. But yeah, its good for you. Contains omega3 fats, protein and all the carbs are fiber. I add it to yogurt, cottage cheese, canned pumpkin and shakes.