Superfood spotlight: Bee Pollen

Hello lovely people, I hope you’re all doing really well. Happy Saturday ❤️

With another week, comes another superfood spotlight blog post; this time we’re taking a closer look at BEE POLLEN.

If you’ve missed any of my previous posts in this series, click on the links below to have a look:

Superfood Spotlight: SPIRULINA

Superfood Spotlight: Cacao Nibs

Superfood spotlight: Turmeric

Superfood Spotlight: MACA

Superfood Spotlight: HEMP Protein

Superfood Spotlight: Chlorella

What is bee pollen?

Bee pollen is made up of very small yellow, orange and even purple balls that worker bees form from flower pollen. Essentially it is made up of a mix of flower pollen, enzymes, nectar, bee secretions and wax. It is a food source for the bee hive and it is very nutrient dense which is why it is considered a superfood and highly beneficial for human consumption.

Benefits of consuming bee pollen

Bee pollen contains a plethora of nutrients that are very beneficial for human health. In fact, some studies have shown that bee pollen is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. It contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, fats, complete protein, carbs, enzymes, flavonoids (antioxidants) and more. Bee pollen contains over 90 essential nutrients.

Listed below are some of the benefits of bee pollen:

Helpful for Energy and recovery in sporting activities (especially for athletes).

It is Anti inflammatory and maintains liver health.

It contains several Antioxidants, anti aging properties & is beneficial for skin health

Helps during menopause particularly with the reduction of hot flashes and with weight management

Treats burns and helps skin regenerate

Preventative against chronic disease, heart disease, and high blood pressure

Naturally anti bacterial

How to use it

I often simply add a sprinkling of bee pollen over my oats, sweet quinoa, yoghurt or on top of sweet peanut butter and honey toast. The flavor is actually delicious- which cannot be said for many other superfoods with such an impressive nutrient profile. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Please do note that if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, take blood thinning medication or have bee/wasp allergies, you should not consume bee pollen, or do so in small amounts as it may have adverse effects.

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