Bees are a very interesting and intelligent creature. They are also the only insect that can provide us humans with food and not just any kind of food… it’s a superfood that contains nearly all the nutrients that the human body need… it is called bee pollen.
Bee pollens are pollen grains from flowers collected from the comb like hairs on the bees’ hind legs. These grains are then mixed with a sticky substance from their stomach and turn them into granules.
It contains elements not found on any products made from animals and has more amino acid than eggs and beef of equal weight, ready to be used by our body. Its nutritional structure exceeds virtually any food around. Rich in protein, minerals like selenium, calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium and iron including vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K.
Its medicinal use covers a wide range of health conditions, including nutritional imbalances of the body. Best taken during mealtime with fruits to help clean up the intestine.
Here are some good reasons to take bee pollen.
Bee pollen can stimulate ovarian function, thereby hastening pregnancy. A hormonal booster and aphrodisiac!
Contains a large quantity of antioxidant bioflavonoid called Rutin that improves circulatory problems by strengthening the capillaries and blood vessels. It also maintains the proper cholesterol levels and prevent stroke and heart attack with its anti-clotting potential.
The enzymes that bee pollen holds, aids the body in absorbing the nutrients from food eaten through proper digestion. The antibiotic and antioxidant properties of bee pollen can protect the body from catching viruses and protect the cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. It is a proven energy booster due to the range of nutrients it carries like vitamin B, carbohydrates and protein to fight off fatigue. The best natural energizer you can have.
Bee pollen can effectively prevent onset of asthma attacks by the high content of antioxidants, which reduces inflammation of the lung tissues.
Bee pollen is normally safe when taken in small quantity and in a short period. If you are allergic to pollen, avoid it totally as it can cause serious allergic reactions like swelling, shortness of breath and anaphylaxis. As for pregnant and nursing women, it is definitely unsafe.
How to tell the freshness of bee pollen can be done by sampling a few granules. They should dissolve slightly on the tongue and when biting the granules down, they must not mash and are easy to chew. Exposing pollen to sunlight or heating them will destroy the nutrients it contains. Storing them in a cool dark place will keep them for a year. Best to put them in the freezer.
And now for an incredible bee fact. Do you know that a single granule of bee pollen is made up of over two million pollen grains!… How much pollen do you think a teaspoon hold?
Try blending some pollen granules in your favorite smoothie… a very refreshing idea. Stay healthy!
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