Bee Pollen: The Breakfast of Champions
Have you been looking for a natural food source that does practically everything? Everything for your body’s health and performance that is! Bee pollen may be the answer you were looking for.
Bee pollen is a natural, complete food source and contains every nutrient necessary to life. So, forget all those whole grain cereals and power bars and try something that will not only will reduce a fever but increase your stamina.
Bee pollen is the pollen that bees gather from plants while collecting nectar. A honeybee’s furry body becomes covered in pollen while jumping from flower to flower collecting the plant’s sweet liquid, nectar. A bee will collect the pollen by scraping the pollen off with its jaws and bristles (pollen combs) on their front legs and pushing the pollen to the pockets on the side of its rear legs (pollen baskets). The bees use the pollen as a food source for energy during the developmental stages in the hive.
Plants rely heavily on bee pollination to grow healthy, so why shouldn’t people?
Bee pollen contains protein, Vitamin B and other vitamins, elements, enzymes, and amino acids that all contribute to the successful treatment of hay fever, asthma, allergies, and bronchitis. Also, studies have shown that bee pollen builds the immune system to counteract the effects of radiation and environmental pollutants and reduces effects of patients undergoing chemotherapy. Other experiments proved an improvement in red and white blood cell counts. Medicines and ancient foods have used pollen for centuries to treat illness or support a balance nutritional diet.
If using bee pollen for allergies or hay fever, it is recommended to find a store that sells local pollen and to test how the body reacts to the pollen by ingesting a small portion or dosage. A small percentage of people are allergic to the pollen which can cause slight to serious allergic reactions so try only a few granules first.
Still don’t believe it’s good for you?
Olympic and baseball teams have included bee pollen in their diets to increase stamina. Furthermore, Greek mythological gods ate a mixture of honey and bee pollen as a source for power and energy, they called it ambrosia. Although, we are not betting on a great taste, the benefits will have you looking past the dull flavor. Recipes are also available online to sweeten the deal or you may even come up with your own.
So, the next time you’re on your health kick and looking for something healthy to add to your diet, try the diet of the gods and champions!