Bee Pollen-The perfect food?
One single bee can pollinate 100,000 flowers in a single day.
It would be safe to say they are "busy as a bee".
Bee pollen is made by honeybees and is the food for young bees.
It is considered to be one of natures most completely nourishing foods, as it contains
all the nutrients required by humans to survive.
Bee gathered pollen's are rich in proteins (40%), free amino acids, B complex vitamins and folic acid.
It is richer in protein than any animal source and contains more amino acids than beef, eggs or cheese
of equal weight. Those amino acids are ready to be used by the body immediately.
The most effective way to consume bee pollen is take 1 tsp with a piece of fruit (the fruit fibers
reinforce the activity of the pollen) every morning. Or you can mix it in your smoothies or green juice. Then work your way up to 2-3 tsp per day for maximum effect.
Some great reasons to add fresh pollen to your diet.
Energy enhancer- a natural energizer with carbs, protein and B vitamins keep you going all day.
Respiratory aid- contains a high quantity of antioxidants to help inflammation of the lung tissues and preventing asthma.
Treating allergies-(especially local pollen) it reduces the presence of histamines. Studies have shown that once orally treated, patients have been cleared of asthma, allergies and sinus problems.
Digestive Systems- bee pollen contains enzymes that aid in digestion. Assisting your body in getting all the nutrients from food.
Immune System Booster- its anti-bacterial properties help the gut flora and protects from our cells from oxidation and free radicals.
Weight control- it stimulates the metabolic process and contains high amounts of Lecithin (15%) which helps to dissolve and flush fat from the body.
Cardiovascular system support- contains large amounts of Rutin, which is an antioxidant bioflavonoid that strengthens capillaries, blood vessels and corrects cholesterol levels.
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Have a great week.