Besides the sweet and amazing taste of bee products (such as honey and bee pollen) these products have amazing health benefits. I’m eating bee products as an only exception to my vegan diet. Especially bee pollen are the gold in my fridge (yes, please store them in your fridge to avoid molt). Also worth mentioning is that these little yellow pollen cured me from my hay fever which I had ever since I was a kid.
What’s so amazing about bee pollen?
Some people say its the most complete food on earth and you can live on bee pollen and water alone (I’m not going to try that), as it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. Bee pollen are rich in proteins (approximately 40% protein, which is super high!), free amino acids, vitamins, including B-complex, and folic acid. Pricy?
Remember that one teaspoon of pollen takes one bee working eight hours a day for one month to gather. Each bee pollen pellet, contains over two million flower pollen grains and one teaspoonful contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen.
- Many believe that eating these pollen every day can help you with pollen allergies. During high pollen allergy seasons, bee pollen are highly necessary for me. Without them I would be unable to leave the house. Bee pollen is also thought to help with asthma symptoms, they increase physical stamina and endurance, improve athletic performance and soothe stomach problems.
- Bee pollen functions as a natural energizer since they’re high in b-vitamins, vital for energy production at a cellular level.
- Bee pollen are a skin soother, often used in topical products that aim to treat inflammatory conditions and common skin irritations like psoriasis or eczema. The amino acids and vitamins protect the skin and aid the regeneration of cells.
- The high concentration of lecithin helps with dissolving and flushing fat cells, as well as nourishing the cells of the brain.
- They help to reduce food cravings thanks, in part, to the amino acid (phenylalanine ), which acts as a natural appetite suppressant. • Bee pollen help in restoring the health the reproductive system and promotes relief from the discomfort of PMS.
- They stimulate the metabolic system.
- Overall, bee pollen benefits the immune system. They contain proteins, mono and polyunsaturated fats, vitamins B, C, D, E, beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, selenium, nucleic acids, lecithin, and cysteine.
- Bee pollen helps you to cope more easily with stress thanks to the full profile of amino acids, essential fatty acids and vitamins.
- Bee pollen stimulates and restores the ovarian function, this is used to assist in accelerating pregnancy. Also, they’re a hormonal booster (a great aphrodisiac 🙂
Always test for an adverse reaction to bee pollen though. How to use bee pollen? This may be a weird question, since lots of people just eat them by themselves or throw them in a smoothie.
I believe that for better absorption it’s better to dissolve them in water or hot tea (not boiling water). I would say 1 or 2 tablespoons of bee pollen granules each day are enough.
How to make Water Infused Bee Pollen?
A glass of water
Lemon juice of half to one lemon
Two teaspoons of bee pollen
One teaspoon of raw honey
A pinch of Himalayan pink salt.
After that, allow the water to ‘infuse’ for at least 30 minutes.
This water is a true multivitamin and mineral tonic that will balance the pH level of the body, will aid in the digestion of foods and the absorption of the nutrients and will aid in the body’s detoxification processes. This water is also an antioxidant and immune-boosting water.
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