Friday, July 17, 2009

Bee Pollen is One of Nature’s Most Powerful Superfoods

The Health Benefits of Bee Pollen, 7/16/2009

Bee pollen is one of nature’s healthiest and most powerful “superfoods.” It’s been used as a dietary supplement for thousands of years. The early Egyptian and early Chinese civilizations both used it as a physical rejuvenator and medicine. The Greek physician Hippocrates, recognized as the father of modern medicine, used pollen as a healing substance over 2,500 years ago. Today natural health practitioners often refer to bee pollen as an herbal “fountain of youth” that can be used for everything from weight loss to cancer prevention. It may be nature's most perfect food...

Bee pollen has been shown to help people:

- lose weight
- increase energy, vitality and stamina
- enhance the immune system
- relieve allergy and asthma symptoms
- improve sexual function
- correct digestion problems
- slow the aging process
- prevent cancer and other diseases

One thing is certain: people who consume high-quality bee pollen - almost always experience an increase in energy, zest, and physical endurance. This is precisely why thousands of world-class athletes supplement their diets with this natural substance.

What is Bee Pollen?

It's the dust-sized seed found on the stamen of all flower blossoms. The pollen collects on the legs of honeybees as they move from flower to flower looking for nectar. The bees secrete nectar and special enzymes into the flower pollen to create what we know as “bee pollen”. The pollen is usually collected by placing a special device at the entrance of beehives that brushes it from the hind legs of the bees into a collection vessel.

What’s in Bee Pollen?

Bee pollen contains an incredible array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, co-enzymes, and hormones. It is especially rich in B vitamins and antioxidants, including lycopene, selenium, beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and several flavanoids. It is composed of 55% carbohydrates, 35% protein, 3% vitamins and minerals, 2% fatty acids, and 5% other substances. Overall, it's one of the most nutritionally complete natural substances found on earth…

1 comment:

Liz Knox said...

Hi there,
I read your article about Bee Pollen with interest, especially since I have benefitted from taking Bee Pollen (along with Aloe Vera Gel), and it changed my life!

I really like your Apitherapy blog, because it's very professional and concise. It clearly has lots of integrity, and I look forward to reading more.

I was so impressed in fact, that I have placed your Bee Pollen article on my Complementary Therapy Blog - I do hope this is okay with you, please let me know either way.

Best regards,