Honey is not the only amazing food produced from the hives of bees. What am I talking about? Bee Pollen! It is considered a powerful longevity-boosting, anti-aging superfood. Talking about what bee pollen is and a few of my favorite ways we can benefit from it below!
WHAT IS BEE POLLEN?
Bee pollen is made by honey bees and is the food of the young bees. It is one of nature's most nourishing foods because it has nearly all nutrients required by humans. It starts as a pollen ball that is then packed by worker honeybees into pellets called bee bread. Bee bread is flower pollen stored in brood cells with bee saliva, sealed with a drop of honey,.
BENEFITS OF BEE POLLEN
Bee Pollen is considered a complete food and is rich in proteins, free amino acids and vitamins, including the B-complex, and folic acid. It is richer in proteins than any animal source and contains more amino acids than beef, eggs, or cheese of equal weight. Pretty crazy right? Now lets talk about some of the specific benefits of been pollen, I am just covering a few of my favorites there are many ways the human body can benefit from bee pollen.
1. SKIN HEALTH
Bee pollen is said to prevent premature aging of the cells, stimulate growth of new skin tissue, protect against dehydration and improve circulation. It is also great for treating skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema.
2. CURE ALLERGIES
Like honey, local bee pollen can be great options to remedy for hay fever and allergies, Make sure to begin taking bee pollen at least six weeks before the season begins as well as regularly throughout.
3. DIGESTIVE SUPPORT
Thanks to the bee pollens enzymes, it can help with digestion. It can also help to relieve indigestion, diarrhea, and constipation.
4. HORMONE HELP
This one was a surprise to me but bee pollen can stimulate and restore ovarian function, as well as boost hormones.
5. IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT
Bee pollen has antibiotic-type properties that can help protect the body from contracting viruses. in China bee pollen is considered medicine and is used as an antibiotic.
So I am guessing you are now wondering how you can get these amazing yellow balls of pollen into your diet! It is best if you consume with food especially fruit. I like to add to my smoothies or even on top of my morning juices. Make sure to store in the fridge or freezer so it will last longer! If you are local I have seen bee pollen at Natural Grocer (I am sure it is other stores as well).