7 Health Benefits of Bee Pollen

by Polly N on April 3, 2014

Ever since I embarked on my wellness journey eight years ago after being diagnosed with cancer, I have discovered a whole new world of fascinating foods that make it so much easier to increase nutritional intake on a daily basis.

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Bee pollen is considered to be one of nature’s most nourishing foods as it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. It is approximately 40% protein; half of which is in the form of amino acids, which the body can use and assimilate easily. It is more rich in proteins than any other animal source.

Incredibly, one teaspoon of pollen takes one bee working eight hours a day for one month to gather.

Here are 7 brilliant reasons to add bee pollen to your diet.

 Respiratory Healer

Pollen is loaded with antioxidants that may have an anti-inflammatory effect on lung tissue and may even help with preventing asthma.

 Energy Booster

Consuming bee pollen thanks to its carbohydrate, protein and B Vitamin content can increase stamina and energy.

 Aphrodisiac & Fertility

Bee pollen is a natural hormone booster and aphrodisiac which may help restore ovarian function and help with accelerating pregnancy.

Detoxification and Immunity

It’s an amazing immune booster and has the ability to correct body chemistry and reduce/eliminate unhealthy habits such as alcohol and drug cravings.

Prostate Relief

Men suffering from prostate hyperplasia can find relief from consuming pollen, reduces inflammation and may help to reduce the urge to urinate.

 Cardiovascular System

Pollen contains Rutin; an antioxidant that helps strengthen blood vessels, capillaries and assists with circulatory problems. It can also assist with blood-clotting and may even help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

 Treats Allergies

Allergies can be dramatically reduced and in some cases, completely eliminated thanks to the pollen’s histamine content.

 

How to consume bee pollen

Ideally bee pollen is taken with fruit for breakfast. (This is always what I start with after finishing a juice fast as it’s light, nourishing and the fruit fibres help to stimulate and reinforce the activity of the pollen.)

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon over your favourite bowl of fresh fruit, add to smoothies, raw cakes or use as a topping for dessert.

Have you tried bee pollen? What do you think? 

Click on the links below for online stockists of bee pollen:

Raw Living

Detox Your World

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