8 Simple Reasons to Eat Bee Pollen by Julia Kelle
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Have you ever tried bee pollen? If not yet, here below are just simple 8 reasons to try it at last and add fresh natural non-processed bee pollen to your everyday meal … although there are many more!
1. Enhances energy – The range of nutrients such as the carbohydrates, protein and B vitamins being available in the bee pollen makes it a great natural energizer that help fighting off everyday fatigue. That’s why I’d advice to avoid eating it before your sleep unless you are going to a night party 🙂
2. Boosts immune system – Bee pollen supports the immune system and as recognized by many researcher such as for example health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola, bee pollen has antibiotic-type properties that can help protect the body against viruses. As well as the bee pollen is rich in antioxidants that protect the cells from the damaging oxidation of free radicals.
3. Supports the cardiovascular system – Bee Pollen contains a huge amount of antioxidant bioflavonoid that helps strengthen capillaries, blood vessels, assists with circulatory problems and corrects cholesterol levels.
4. Boosts hormonal system – As well as being a hormonal booster the bee pollen is also a great aphrodisiac!
5. Tastes delicious – Sure, its taste varies and depends on the type of flower the pollen came from, and you can choose your own fave flavor, but in general bee pollen has a pleasant slightly sweet, slightly floral taste.
6. Super nutritious – The pollen carefully collected by hardworking bees contains flavonoids, at least 11 carotenoids, vitamins C, E, all the Bs, all free amino acids, minerals, more than 100 enzymes and several growth regulators that creates for the bee pollen an excellent superfood reputation.
7. Ethical and vegan friendly food – Though harvesting bee pollen is a very sensitive business, and pretty difficult to do it without damaging or depleting the food source of the nest with young bees, but you shouldn’t worry, bee keepers are able to remove pollen from hives without harming the bees or disturbing their everyday routine. That’s why it’s very essential to get the bee pollen only from trustworthy bee keepers who treats their bees carefully.
8. Very quick and simply easy ready to eat meal – ready energizing breakfast or snack that doesn’t need any effort to prepare it during a day, just eat a little bit in the morning and take with you everywhere you need.
NB If you are allergic to bees and honey, you may be probably also allergic to bee pollen, so use caution and common sense.
Where to find bee pollen: we are lucky that thanks to bee keepers we don’t have to fight with bees for such wonderful their superfood – bee pollen – that can be easily found in most health and organic food stores and at farmer’s markets. Look for pollen from pesticide-free flowers and trustworthy and careful beekeepers and suppliers.
How to store bee pollen: in a cool, dark place, as for me I store it in a fridge in a glass and ceramic jars. Pollen stored at room temperature may lose its effectiveness and taste fast, so freezing can be also a good option.
How to eat bee pollen: simply 1-2 teaspoons in the morning before your lunch or add bee pollen as a garnish over oatmeal, yogurt, cereal, fruit and vegetables salads if you like; blend a bit of pollen into your favorite salad dressing or simply add the bee pollen to any of your morning smoothie. I love to eat 1-2 teaspoons of bee pollen separately with a glass of water in the morning to start my busy day. Be more creative than me and try to make your own recipes to care of you and your family.
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