How do you take bee pollen?
If you are interested in taking bee pollen for health reasons or in hopes of reducing the effects of seasonal allergies you should take bee pollen very slowly and in very small quantities at first. Always use your best judgment and consult your physician when adding something new to your diet. Adults can try adding bee pollen a ¼ teaspoon at a time and should not exceed two teaspoons a day. Children should start with only a few granules and should not exceed a ½ teaspoon a day.
Note: Heating bee pollen will destroy all of its beneficial nutrients.
1. Use granules as a topping over yogurt or cereal2. Add ground bee pollen to cooling homemade granola while it is still moist and sticky.3. Blend ground pollen or granules into a smoothie4. Incorporate into raw protein bars, raw desserts or candies5. Sprinkle granules directly over salad6. Incorporate ground pollen into salad dressing such as a honey mustard7. Sprinkle ground pollen over popcorn8. Use granules as a garnish on top of dark chocolate
7 Reasons to add to your daily diet… although there are many more!
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 rich in proteins (approximately 40% protein), free amino acids, vitamins, including B-complex, and folic acid.1. Treating Allergies – Pollen reduces the presence of histamine, ameliorating many allergies. Dr. Leo Conway, M.D of Denver Colorado, reported that 94 percent of his patients were completely free from allergy symptoms once treated with oral feeding of pollen. Everything from asthma to allergies to sinus problems were cleared, confirming that bee pollen is wonderfully effective against a wide range of respiratory diseases. 2. Energy Enhancer - The range of nutrients found within bee pollen makes it a great natural energizer. The carbohydrates, protein and B vitamins can help keep you going all day by enhancing stamina and fighting off fatigue.3. Skin Soother - Bee pollen is often used in topical products that aim to treat inflammatory conditions and common skin irritations like psoriasis or eczema. The amino acids and vitamins protect the skin and aid the regeneration of cells.
4. Respiratory System - Bee pollen contains a high quantity of antioxidants that may have an anti-inflammatory effect on the tissues of the lungs, preventing the onset of asthma.5. Digestive System - In addition to healthful vitamins, minerals and protein, bee pollen 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 Booster - Pollen is good for the intestinal flora and thereby supports the immune system. According to holistic health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola, bee pollen has antibiotic-type properties that can help protect the body from contracting viruses. It's also rich in antioxidants that protect the cells from the damaging oxidation of free radicals.
7. Supports the Cardiovascular System - Bee Pollen contains large amounts of Rutin; an antioxidant bioflavonoid that helps strengthen capillaries, blood vessels, assists with circulatory problems and corrects cholesterol levels. Its potent anti-clotting powers could help prevent heart attack and stroke.