It’s 2016 and it’s about time that most people find out about this hidden treasure. So let’s shed some light on nature’s most complete food, bee pollen. From its energy boosting to appetite suppressing properties, bee pollen is an incredibly healthy supplement to add to your diet. Its safe to say that bee pollen is one of the most nourishing foods on the planet, but what exactly is the buzz about?
What Is Bee Pollen?
Bee pollen is a 100% natural, fine powdered food substance collected by honeybees from the stamens of flowering plants, and stored in honeycomb hives. It contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals, like, B vitamins (except B12), vitamin A, C and E, calcium, iron, zinc, and potassium. Bee pollen also contains all the essential amino acids, protein, carbohydrates, fatty acids and fiber. Bee pollen contains 5 to 7 times the amino acids found in equal weights of beef, milk, eggs or cheese.
The complete protein found in bee pollen is readily available to the body and according to celebrity nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder, it supplies concentrated complete protein to the body with all essential amino acids, including the amino acid phenylalanine, which helps control hunger and appetite.
There is a reason why it’s been called “nature’s fountain of youth”, which is due to it’s high levels of collagen-repairing vitamin C and abundance of vitamin E. It’s also packed with other antioxidants, including lycopene, selenium, and beta carotene which makes bee pollen worth more than the most expensive anti aging and antiwrinkle creams available.
Other Benefits of Bee Pollen:
- Helps increase energy
- Fights acne and depression
- Improves digestion
- Improves fertility and libido
- Acts as a stress reliever
- Balances hormones
- Cleanses toxins from the body
- Anti-aging food
- Controls hunger and appetite
- Boosts the immune system
- Normalizes blood glucose levels
- Decreases LDL (bad) cholesterol
- Increases HDL (good) cholesterol
Start by taking 1 teaspoon daily and work your way up to 1 tbsp. You can add it to your smoothies, juices, or even take a teaspoon with coconut oil. It can be taken early in the morning, before a workout or simply when you need a mid-day pick me up. You can find it at any health store, like Imtenan.
Note: Bee pollen is not for you if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any history of allergy or asthma.