Saturday, March 29, 2008

Bee Pollen is a ‘Superfood’

Why All the Buzz About Bee Pollen?
Feel Good for Life

Bee pollen is an ancient superfood with numerous benefits for women’s health, including sexual health improvement…

Historically, bee pollen has been used in cultures around the world. In ancient Egypt, bee pollen was placed with the pharaohs in their tombs to nourish them in the afterlife. The Chinese have used bee pollen medicinally for thousands of years. Records of its use show up in ancient Greece as much as 2500 years ago — Hippocrates, often regarded as the ‘father of modern medicine’, prescribed bee pollen for healing. It shows up in Indian folklore as well — both North and South America…

What’s in bee pollen that makes it such a superfood?

Bee pollen is rich in vitamins — especially B vitamins. It also contains beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, lycopene, selenium, and flavonoids. Then there are the trace minerals, and a rich mix of amino acids and enzymes. The basic composition of bee pollen is 55% carbohydrate (the energy-giving nutrient), 35% protein, 2% fatty acids and 3% vitamins and minerals.

Most bee pollen supplements also contain related bee pollen components — propolis, royal jelly, and globulinic acid. Each has its own healing and rejuvenating effects…

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