Natural source of goodness and nutrition
One of the oldest known honey products is bee pollen. Bee pollen is extremely nutritious. To say bee pollen is only moderately nutritious is definitely an understatement. In fact, it contains nearly all the nutrients required by the human body. It is rich in enzymes and contains all the necessary amino acids the body requires. It is a very highly concentrated source of nutrients.
Full of proteins
The range of protein content is quite large amongst various plant pollens. Bee pollen can therefore contain anywhere from 12 percent to better then 30 percent protein. Bee pollen contains the complete spectrum of amino acids. Amino acids are extremely important to our health. They are the building blocks of proteins, which are needed to build every cell in the body, from blood cells to the cells in your skin, organs and bones.
Bee Pollen in your diet
Bee pollen is very versatile; you can mix the granules with any food you like. However, eating it raw is best, never cook it or add it to boiling water or food that requires heating. Heat destroys the live enzymes in the pollen and lowers its nutritional value. You can also try blending it together with fruits to form a delicious smoothie, while others prefer to sprinkle the granules on pancakes, cereal, toasted waffle, or granola. There are also people who prefer to chew it directly.
Vitamins and minerals
This amazing product is packed with vitamin B and rich in anti oxidants, it contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and essential amino acids including iron, magnesium, zinc, protein and fibre.
For adults, take 1-2 teaspoons daily and for children, half to a teaspoon daily, at any time of the day. This is just a guide, you can increase the amount you consume as you go along and monitor your body’s response to it. There are no rules on how it should be consumed, unlike conventional supplements. It can be chewed directly or crushed/ground and mixed with any food (Note: Crushing breaks the hard outer pollen shell and helps ingestion of the pollen).
Bee pollen is not the same as allergy causing pollen that is dry. It rarely causes allergy symptoms. However, if you have a concern about developing an allergic reaction, you may want to start with placing just a tiny bit of pollen (a granule or two) under your tongue and monitor if there are any side effects such as itchy throat, tearing eyes, and headache. The amount can be gradually increased over time after having assured that the consumption is safe.
Most common uses of bee pollen:
- Strengthens Immunity
- Improves children’s physical & brain development
- Helps to control asthma
- Reduces adrenal fatigue
- Fertility booster
- Aids weight management
- Helps to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides
- Relieves diabetic symptoms
- Helps with skin related ailments like eczema, hives, and rashes
- Increases lifespan