BEE POLLEN is as valuable as gold.
Well, first of all, one little worker bee has to work eight hours a day for an entire month to be able to create 1 (one) teaspoon of bee pollen. That’s a lot of work! And the nutritional value of bee pollen is off the charts!
BUT! Before we dive into the specifics of bee pollen superfood value and spell out the amazing benefits of bee pollen, I need to make the following statement...as my lawyers are very particular about this:
DISCLAIMER: These products, bee pollen in this case, is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Bee products may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. The below information is given for informative purposes. Seek the advice of a licensed health practitioner who is qualified to make diagnoses and recommendations for treatment of illnesses. Always speak to your doctor.
Great...now that THAT is taken care of, let’s talk Bee Pollen….
Bee pollen is a “super food”.
In fact Bee Pollen contains nearly every element humans need for survival and is one of the most nutrient rich foods on the planet.
Each grain is unique; in color and in terms of its specific nutritional value. In a teaspoon of pollen there are all colors: black, white, yellow, orange, purple, green—depending upon where the pollen was collected and from what flower it came from. Understanding pollen in a wider sense we begin to know that bee pollen contains proteins, nutrients, vitamins, amino acids and an array of beneficial enzymes.
SO, how do you consume it, what can Bee Pollen do for me and how does it rank? Let’s get to it….
1 teaspoon per day of Bee Pollen is all you need.
It is recommended to take at breakfast, preferably with some fruit. Reason being is because it is believed the fruit fibers reinforce the activity of the pollen.
I recommend you start off with a few granules at a time and work your way up to one teaspoon. See how it goes, and then, up to one tablespoon a day. What did I do? I started with half a teaspoon with a few blackberries and raspberries in the morning. Now, I take about one tablespoon spread out throughout the day as a pick me up. AND I LOVE IT!
How does it taste? Well, before we get to taste, let's talk the experience in your mouth. Bee Pollen is chewy. And it has texture. And once inside your mouth, at least for me, it has an interesting sensation - almost like a sharpness on my tongue.
As for the taste? Sweet, but not too sweet. At first I was like, "ok, I guess it is good for me, so I will take it”. But now, I crave the flavor of Bee Pollen. I feel good when I take it, I have mental sharpness, lots of energy and I love the taste.
To me, Bee Pollen tastes real. It reminds me of a meadow in the mountains or countryside. There is sweetness, but not a sugary taste. And i love the fact that it is chewwie!
Nutritional Value of Bee Pollen
Bee Pollen actually contains more protein (5 to 7 times more protein to be exact) than beef when you compare gram to gram.
And Bee Pollen contains more available amino acids compared to eggs, cheese or beef.
I am telling you this because bee pollen truly is a super food.
Oh, how I love bee pollen. Let me count the ways (benefits).....
enhances energy, fighting off fatigue
supports respiratory system
supports cardiovascular system
supports digestive system
helps counter addictions
and the list goes on.......
Bee pollen has been considered to have the following nutrients:
Vitamins: Provitamin A, B-1 Thiamin, B-2 Riboflavin, B-3 Nancin, B-5, B-6 Pyridoxine, B-12 (cyanocobalamine), Pantothenic acid, Vitamin C, F, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin H, Vitamin K, Vitamin PP, Folic Acid, Choline, Inositol, Rutin.
Minerals: Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Iron, Copper, Iodine, Zinc, Sulfur, Sodium, Chlorine, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Boron, Silica, and Titanium.
Other: Amino Acid, Carbohydrates, Fatty Acids, Enzymes & Co-Enzymes, Fats.
Bee Pollen contains at least 22 amino acids, 18 vitamins, 25 minerals, 59 trace elements, 11 enzymes or co-enzymes, 14 fatty acids, 11 carbohydrates and approximately 25 % protein.
Bee pollen is extremely rich in carotenes, which are metabolic precursors of Vitamin A. It is also high In B complex and Vitamins C, D, E and Lecithin.
Daily use of pollen MAY also ensure an intake of the more obscure, yet essential trace minerals that may be lacking from commercially grown produce and are often not included in vitamin mineral supplements.
Which bee pollen is best for you? I always recommend buying LOCAL bee pollen whenever possible as you are already accustomed to the naturally occurring pollen and other environmental elements in the air. You are what you eat and you will be consuming something a bee from your neighborhood produced.
What I have shared with you is definitely a lot of food for thought.
Always check with your doctor and in this case, if you have had allergies to or are currently allergic to bees and or bee stings, confer with your doctor before using bee pollen or any bee products, including honey...
Till next time
Growing Younger Everyday