Superfood: Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is considered one of nature’s most nourishing foods. Some studies show that bee pollen contains more protein that most animal products. It is also the only plant source that contains vitamin B12. Let’s take a good look at this latest superfood.

Since bee pollen is packed with B vitamins, protein and carbs, it provides the body with sustained energy. This keeps the body energized and prevents fatigue from setting in.

Besides consuming it internally, it can also be used in home-made creams and body butters to treat psoriasis and eczema. This is because bee pollen is high in amino acids and vitamins, which aid in the regeneration of cells.

Some research shows that bee pollen may be able to prevent the onset of asthma. This is because it is rich in antioxidants, which may have an anti-inflammatory effect on the tissues of the lungs.

Bee pollen also contains enzymes which can aid in digestion and prevent stomach ailments. Most holistic health practitioners also believe that bee pollen can boost intestinal flora, thereby supporting the immune system.

Some studies show that is also contains rutin, an antioxidant bioflavonoid, which strengthens the capillaries, blood vessels and corrects cholesterol levels.

Adults can consume 1-2 teaspoons of bee pollen daily and children can be given half a teaspoon daily. Bee pollen can either be chewed directly or it can be ground and sprinkled on cereal or mixed in a fruit juice or mixed with any food of your choice.

REVOFIT TAKE: While most holistic practitioners believe that bee pollen can be used to treat a variety of health problems, there is no concrete proof that it could help treat life-threatening conditions. Also, before you take bee pollen, check with your doctor.

 

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