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Bee Pollen is one the most unique, powerful and complete superfoods. It is the most nutritious natural substance to be found on the face of our planet. Bee Pollen is a treasure trove of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and other nutrients, the widest range to be found anywhere in nature.
Bee Pollen is the flower pollen that is collected by honeybees when they land on flowers to collect nectar. Bees instinctively search for the best quality pollen. They bind it with enzymes in their pollen sacks and bring it back to the bee hive in tiny pouches on the back of their legs. These fine golden pellets are collected from the bees' legs using a small mesh placed by beekeepers at the entrance to the hive. Beebread is flower pollen that has been mixed with flower nectar and bee secretions. Bee Pollen granules consist of a mixture of natural flower pollen mixed with beebread. The resulting nutrient-rich pollen mixture is granular, but is softened by natural processes making the nutrients up to seven times easier to assimilate. Raw Bee Pollen is superior to processed pollen, that you may find in capsules, as processing can break down the ‘goodness’.
Bee Pollen contains:
All the essential amino acids
A full spectrum of vitamins especially vitamins B12 and E; and significant amounts of B1, B2, B3, B5, C, and vitamin D
Various minerals including calcium, manganese, phosphorous, iron, sodium, potassium, aluminium, magnesium and copper
Trace elements and enzymes (including antioxidants), and co-enzymes, pigments, xanthophylls, carotenes, and sterols, phytosterols, lignans (dibenzyl butanes) isoflavones and flavonoids
Carbohydrates and fatty acids
Bee Pollen is made up of 5-25% amino acids, up to 40% carbohydrates, 5% fatty oils and up to 35% protein. Beebread is also very rich in flavonoids and phytoeostrogens, containing more essential amino acids than meat, eggs or cheese. This is why bee pollen is such a valuable supplement to the diet, because it supplies many of the dietary antioxidants, bioflavonoids and polyphenols that we are missing by not eating our recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables.
Bee Pollen is a low-calorie food. It contains approximately ninety calories per 25g (about two heaped tablespoons). Bee Pollen contains 15% lecithin by volume.
The nutritional makeup of Bee Pollen is extremely broad spectrum. This nutritional diversity makes Bee Pollen an ideal dietary supplement as a complement and boost to a well-rounded diet. The nutrients in Bee Pollen are very concentrated and extremely high quality. This nutritional density means that even small amounts provide effective and valuable levels of important nutrients. In other words, bee pollen as a food source or as a supplement, provides low volume, but high intensity, nutrition. Not only does bee pollen contain high quality nutrients that can be burned as fuel, it also provides nutrients that are helpful in maintaining and promoting health.
Bee Pollen is also an excellent energy source and is used by many athletes as a dietary supplement to improve performance naturally without any side effects.
Bee Pollen can be used in pregnancy. Apparently, members of the royal family including Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson, supplemented their pregnancies with bee products. The curative properties of pollen can be traced back to the Romans, Egyptians, Chinese and Russians. Both Hippocrates and Pythagoras prescribed pollen for its healing properties.
In a book by Royden Brown called The World's Only Perfect Food: The Bee Pollen Bible, it reports that life can be sustained on a diet of Bee Pollen and water alone. It is the most complete food that exists containing everything our bodies need, so that if you were stranded on a desert island and had nothing but Bee Pollen and water, you could survive on just that.
Bee Pollen can be eaten raw simply as it is, as a nutritious and healthy snack, or you can try sprinkling it on cereal, muesli, porridge, cereal or yoghurt, stirring it into warm drinks or blending it into smoothies and desserts. There are no set dosages with superfoods but we find that 5-10g a day works well (a heaped tablespoon).
Please Note: Some people may be allergic to Bee Pollen, and it can cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to it.
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