What’s all that buzz about Bee Pollen?

It’s only one of the richest and purest natural foods out there! If you haven’t heard already, bee pollen is a complete food meaning you could practically survive on this stuff!

I’m sure like many others, your medicine cabinet is packed full of every vitamin/mineral supplement out there ranging from vitamin A to Zinc… And how many of those would you say you actually remember to take, on a daily basis? The problem is most people can’t find the time or energy to take every vitamin or mineral in a single day. Well stress no more! Not only will bee pollen help replace your multivitamins and supplements, it is conveniently balanced perfectly. This will ensure you don’t overdose on certain nutrients, which can be very dangerous to your health.

Health Benefits:

  • Improves energy levels
  • Helps control weight (contains phenylalanine, an amino acid which acts as an appetite depressant)
  • Helps fight and build a resistant to allergies
  • Speeds up metabolism

Where to buy bee pollen?

The best way to purchase this product is to look for it right in your own town/city either a health food store or straight from a Beekeeper. This reduces the chances of having an allergic reaction to something you haven’t been exposed to. For instance, buying capsules may mean that the pollen was collected over seas and may not have the same health regulations as in Canada. But also keep in mind that if you do have many allergies you should consult with your family doctor before taking bee pollen to reduce any risks.

Bee pollen is available in mainly three different forms: capsules, tablets, or in my personal favourite… granules! Buying in the form of granules is the purest way to consume. They are tiny golden yellow balls of pollen, collected straight from the beehive. They will cost you about $10-$12 for 250g and $18-$20 for 500g. If you are buying in the raw form “granules” then it is best stored in the refrigerator and consumed in a short period of time. If you choose to, you may also freeze it if you like to buy in bulk; this will preserve the freshness of the nutrients inside the pollen.

How should I consume bee pollen?

The best part is that bee pollen is super fast and easy to take! You can virtually take it with anything cold or even by itself if you don’t mind the texture or “earthy-like” taste. I personally enjoy taking my bee pollen with smoothies or yogurt. I find the cold liquid almost dissolves the pollen and makes it less noticeable. Be sure to only put your pollen into cold foods, any warm or hot foods will break down the natural enzymes and destroy the richness of the nutrients. Another thing to keep into consideration is the amount in which you’re consuming per day. If you’re new to bee pollen, be sure to start off slow and only take ½ -1tsp daily. After a week or so you

can then increase your daily dose from 1tsp- 1tbs, depending on your body and nutritional needs.

Note: If you’re a coffee or tea drinker then you want to try and take it either a couple of hours before your morning cup. Caffeine is a diuretic and will flush out most of the vitamins/minerals from the pollen. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and feel the full potential benefits.

Nutritional Information:

(per 1 tsp)

Nutrition Value
Protein 2%
Carbohydrate 1%
Dietary Fiber 2%
Vitamin C 4%
Iron 2%
Zinc 2%
Copper 4%
Magnesium 1%
Total Calories= 15.7

Brought to you by your Health Nut,

Nikky

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