Bee Pollen For Weight Loss & Health

by Lisa Marie Rosati on December 2, 2013

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Bee pollen is granulated pollen gathered by the bees and is one of nature’s most nutritious and complete foods.

Bee pollen is made up of approximately forty percent (40%) protein, half of which are free amino acids. Bee pollen supplies the human body with almost every essential element it needs to survive. It’s also markedly high in folic acid, vitamins, nucleic acids and is though to help cure chronic digestive, auto-immune diseases, production of eggs from ovaries and prevention of breast and uterine cancers.

Bee pollen is a well trusted remedy for hay fever and seasonal allergies… however it must be taken at least six weeks before the season begins and then continued throughout the season if it going to work. For best results with treating seasonal allergies, I recommend taking pollen from local bees from local apiaries. You can find local apiaries by searching the internet with the words “local bee pollen for sale” or “find local bee pollen”.

One teaspoon of bee pollen contains approximately 15 calories and 2 carbs. Great for assisting with weight loss and boosting energy before a workout, bee pollen can be added to a low carb smoothie, sprinkled on Greek yogurt, sprinkled on salad or simply spooned right into your mouth. Some other ideas are: powder an ounce or two of granules and add cinnamon to taste. Cinnamon adds a delightful spiciness and aroma to the sweetness of pollen, stir powdered granules into green  juices or sprinkle whole or powdered granules on celery sticks topped with peanut butter.

How to Use Bee Pollen

Each golden granule is packed with active enzymes, just about every nutrient that has a name, and some elements that science has not yet identified or labeled. Your digestive system may not be accustomed to such intensely rich food. If you are a beginner, introduce bee pollen into your diet slowly, a granule or two at a time. Don’t cook with the granules or add powdered granules to anything that requires heat. Heat destroys the active enzymes and reduces the nutrient value.

Before taking a full dose of pollen it is very important to test for a possible extreme allergic reaction by ingesting just one pellet. Then gradually build up over a week or so to the correct dose.

The optimal dose of pollen varies with individual needs. For allergy prevention all that is required is about one teaspoon per day. You should gradually increase your dose to one tablespoon. It will give about five grams of protein which is a good addition if you already have some proteins in your meal.

Since your pollen is really a type of food and there are some fats in it. It is important to keep it refrigerated.

There you have it, the skinny on bee pollen!
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