Honeybee pollen is considered one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods.  It is the food of the young bee and contains almost all the nutrients required by humans. Some of these nutrients include easily absorbable free amino acids (bee pollen is about 40% protein), vitamins, including B-complex, and folic acid. It contains more amino acids than beef, eggs, or cheese of equal weight.   Many cultures throughout the world use bee pollen as a holistic remedy for issues varying from allergies to cardiovascular support, and to help correct specific nutritional imbalances within the body.

Ten Reasons to include fresh bee pollen in your diet:
  • Enhances your energy levels – protein, B vitamins and carbohydrates all help to enhance stamina and reduce fatigue.
  • Soothes the skin – often times used in topical products to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.  The amino acids and vitamins have a skin protective quality and aid in promoting the cellular health of the skin cells.
  • Digestive system – bee pollen contains enzymes that aid digestion.
  • Treatment of allergies – bee pollen reduces the amount of histamine in the body, thus helping to resolve allergies, as well as asthma and sinus problems.
  • Respiratory system – due to its high quantity of antioxidants, bee pollen has an anti-inflammatory impact on lung tissue and can thus also prevent the onset of asthma.
  • Immune system booster – Because pollen is beneficial for the intestinal flora, it supports the immune system.  Besides its high antioxidant properties, it also has antibiotic-type properties that can protect the body from viruses.
  • Supports the cardiovascular system – bee pollen contains large amounts of rutin, which helps strengthen capillaries, blood vessels, assists with circulatory problems, and normalizes cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.  Its powerful anti-clotting properties may help prevent heart attack or stroke.
  • Treats addictions – inhibits cravings by the suppression of impulses.  In this way, may also help with weight loss.
  • Prostate health – can reduce inflammation to stop frequent urges to urinate, as with men who suffer with benign prostate hyperplasia.
  • Infertility issues – stimulates and restores ovarian function and may be used to increase chances of becoming pregnant.
How Should Bee Pollen be Consumed?

Bee pollen is a food and acts more quickly and effectively when taken at meal time, which allows it to gently cleanse the intestinal flora.  A teaspoon at breakfast is a great way to start your day!

 

Source:

http://www.foodmatters.tv//articles-1/10-amazing-health-benefits-of-bee-pollen

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