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Try Wheat Germ - Cholesterol Friendly Diet Recipes

Wheat Germ Recipes to Lower Cholesterol

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Updated January 03, 2011

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Looking to lower cholesterol? Wheat Germ is an excellent source of phytosterols (plant nutrients) that may help lower LDL "bad" cholesterol. Wheat germ contains 197 mg of phytosterols per half-cup and makes for an easy addition to breakfast foods and snacks. Simply sprinkle it atop yogurt, cereal or oatmeal. Here are 5 more ways to add wheat germ to your diet.

In Bread Irish Soda Bread Making your own bread can be fun for the whole family.

In a Cereal Bar Whole Wheat Energy Breakfast Bar Take your wheat germ on the go in this healthy breakfast bar.

In a Vegetable Burger Tofu and Green Onion Veggie Burgers Tip: Top with 1 spicy mustard or salsa for a tasty variation.

In a Muffin Cinnamon Raisin Muffin This muffin contains omega-3's and is also dairy free

In a Trail Mix bar Trail Bars Tip: use butter and egg substitutes, and dark chocolate chips to make this recipe more heart healthy. Perfect for taking on long hikes!

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