10 reasons why you should try bee pollen πŸ

Read through to get to my 2 awesome Bee Pollen recipes! Remember that superfoods are only efficient if they are part of an overall healthy diet! πŸ™‚

I recently bought my first pot of bee pollen. I had heard about it for a while and had been meaning to try it.

We often overlook the magic that happens in the hive. Much like eggs are very close to perfection in terms of our bodies’ protein and fat needs, honey and pollen are filled with nutrients that boost our immune systems and contribute to giving us what we need to be nice and healthy. 🍯

Bee pollen is considered one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods as it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. Bee-gathered pollens are richer in proteins than any other animal sourceΒ  (approximately 40% protein) half of which are in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be used directly by the body. They also contain vitamins, including the B-complex, and folic acid.

Impressive fact: one teaspoonful of bee pollen contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen!!! 🌼

Bee pollen can be used for many medicinal purposes as well as to help correct certain nutritional imbalances within the body.

Here are my top 10 reasons why you should give it a try

1. Energy Enhancing properties – Bee pollen is a great natural energizer thanks to the carbohydrates, protein and B vitamins that will keep you going all day by enhancing your stamina and fighting off fatigue. ⚑️

2. Skin Soothing properties – Bee pollen is often used in products that aim to treat inflammatory conditions and certain skin irritations like psoriasis or eczema. The amino acids and vitamins protect the skin and help the regeneration of cells. ❄️

3. Helping the Respiratory System – The high quantity of antioxidants may have an anti-inflammatory effect on the tissues of the lungs, preventing the onset of asthma.🌬

4. Allergie treatments – Pollen reduces the presence of histamine, therefore ameliorating many allergies. Many studies have been carried out from asthma to allergies to sinus problems and confirmed that bee pollen is wonderfully effective against respiratory diseases.πŸƒ

5. Digestive System – As if it wasn’t enough already, bee pollen also contains enzymes that can aid in digestion. Enzymes assist your body in getting all the nutrients you need from the food that you eat.🀸

6. Immune System – Pollen is good for the intestinal flora and therefore supports the immune system. As previously mentioned, it is also rich in antioxidants that protect the cells from the damaging oxidation of free radicals. πŸ₯Š

7. Treating Addictions – Bee pollen crashes cravings and therefore may be useful for healthy weight loss. However, more research needs to be carried out, particularly when it comes to weight management.Β πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

8. Cardiovascular System – Bee Pollen contains large amounts of ruin, an antioxidant bioflavonoid that helps strengthen blood vessels, assists with circulatory problems, and corrects cholesterol levels. It could therefore help prevent heart attack and stroke.❀️

9. Prostate Aid – Men who suffer from benign prostate hyperplasia can find relief by using bee pollen. Bee pollen can help reduce inflammation. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

10. Infertility Problems – Bee pollen stimulates and restores ovarian function, and therefore may be used to assist in accelerating pregnancy. It is also a great aphrodisiac πŸ’‹

I always have bee pollen for breakfast for a big shot of morning goodness that will set my body straight and make me feel strong and ready for the day ahead.

And now, forΒ my two favorite and super easy recipes with bee pollen! Don’t forget to take at least 20 minutes to ingest your meal for better digestion and absorption of your nutrients!

My Greek BeeΒ Breakie

  • 5 table spoons of full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1 table spoon of organic peanut butter
  • 1 table spoon of organic Chia seeds
  • 1 table spoon of Bee Pollen

Mix everything together or make it into a cute presentation as below before destroying itπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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It should be consistent enough to keep you going until lunchtime without feeling frustrated and hungry half way through.

If you are more of an “on the go smoothie” type of person, you willΒ enjoy:

My Nana-Be(e)rry-Pollen smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 5 medium sized fresh or frozen strawberries
  • A handful of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 table spoon of organic peanut butter
  • 1 table spoon of organic Chia
  • 1 table spoon of Bee Pollen
  • 1 glass of organic and whole grain soy milk or unsweetened almond milk. Add more into the blender if the consistency isn’t liquid enough to your taste

Mix everything up in your blender and voila!

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I hope you found this article useful and if you try my recipes, do give me your feedback or share your own recipes too!

Important! Don’t go beyond 3 weeks of daily consumption and stop for 1 month before starting again! And of course, check with your doctor for potential allergies or medical interactions 😊

With buzzing love 🐝🐝🐝,

Nat

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16 thoughts on “10 reasons why you should try bee pollen πŸ

  1. I used to take bee pollen capsules along with Royal jelly for my ivf cycles (they failed) as I had heard it was good for that but it can increase uterine natural killer cells and as mine are already high I stopped taking them.

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  2. helenevlacho says:

    Bee pollen is really so healthy! I will try the recipe with yogurt as i live in Greece and i can find the best ones. Great article and presentation!

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    • Thank you so much!!! Just be careful with your doses and make sure you don’t have any allergies or medical interactions. It is very rich and strong which is why it is very healthy but also why you need to be cautious 😘

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  3. Jessicaml24 says:

    Oh wow, I didn’t realise how many health benefits it had!! Do you know where I could get some? I am interesting in trying it as I have PCOS and it might help with ovulation then?! THANKS for sharing, I am definitely going to have a look at your blog πŸ™‚ Xx

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    • I am so happy to read that Jessica! Regarding your PCOS, please do check with your doctor beforehand and do remember that this can help only if it is part of an overall healthy diet! πŸ™‚ If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to e-mail me, I’ll be happy to help

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    • Thank you Emily! If you do decide to try, remember not to go beyond three consecutive weeks of ingestion and take a 1 month break afterwards as it is very strong! Also check with a GP for potential allergies and medical interactions if you take any medication, just to be on the safe side πŸ™‚

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