Have You Tried Bee Pollen?

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Bee Pollen is an amazing superfood that is packed full of nutrients. It is called a ‘complete’ food because it contains all the nutrients that a bee needs to survive which includes 22 amino acids, all the B vitamins, caretenoids, enzymes, essential fatty acids and a whopping 28 minerals and 25 vitamins.

What is Bee Pollen?

Bee Pollen is basically the food of the young bee and it is collected by the worker bees to bring back to the hive. The bees pick up the pollen from the various flowers that they visit and then they mix it with nectar in their honey sacks to create larger granules.  Pollen is the primary source of nutrition for bees and it provides them with everything that they need to survive – this is why it is fed to them when they are in their larval stage of development.

To make 1 teaspoon of bee pollen, a bee has to work for 8 hours per day for one whole month!

Health Benefits of Bee Pollen

  • Contains more protein and amino acids than any animal source including beef, eggs or cheese.
  • Has natural antibiotic properties to help fight off harmful bacteria.
  • Enhances the immune system by increasing antibody production.
  • Promotes fertility as the pollen stimulates ovarian function.
  • Helps increase haemoglobin and oxygenation of the blood so it’s great for those with anaemia.
  • Aids brain function, memory and concentration.
  • Increases energy levels and stamina due to its high nutrient content.
  • Reduces histamine so it can help with allergies, hay fever & sinusitis.
  • Helps to rejuvenate the skin and reduce wrinkles!
  • Reduces inflammation in the body and has shown to be effective in treating prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, psoriasis and asthma.
  • Assists cardiovascular function due to its high antioxidant content so can help with varicose veins, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

How to Take Bee Pollen

Bee pollen comes in either a powdered, granule, tablet or capsule form.

You can add it to smoothies, yoghurt, muesli, bliss balls or as a garnish to salad – anything you like really!

Just don’t heat the pollen as it will destroy all the nutrients and beneficial properties.

** Do not eat bee pollen if you have an allergy to bee products **

 

Have you tried bee pollen yet? If you have any tasty recipes that use bee pollen, please share in the comments below!

If you’d like to try out some bee pollen tablets, check out Forever Living  - my fab friend Zoe has various bee products in her online store.

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Michelle is a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist, Reflexologist and Reiki practitioner who is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle and helping others to achieve their health goals. She is also a Jungle Body Dance Fitness Instructor, which not only keeps her fit but also helps her to inspire others to feel confident and get in shape.

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