Monday, February 06, 2017

Royal Jelly as a Superfood

Two superfoods you have never heard of!

Hindustan Times, 2/5/2017

In the cornucopia of ancient remedies culled from the plant and animal world, two superfoods stood out among others for their special properties. These two were expensive and not easily available, so they were classified as treasures. They are a little easier to get now, and perhaps not as expensive. So here’s a look at them.

1. Royal jelly

This special compound is a unique health food that has been in use since ancient times across China and South East Asia due to its many health and youth bestowing properties.

What is royal jelly?

A product of honey, royal jelly is the food that worker bees feed their queen bee. The queen bee is the most fertile bee in the hive and her only job is to rest and eat this magical food. With this as her sole diet, the queen bee grows to a very large size and eventually is so fertile that she gives birth to many, many bees.

Health benefits

Today, royal jelly is used to treat menopausal symptoms, it helps manage infertility and is added in skin creams for its anti-ageing effects. It is also used to improve brain and neuronal functions that are linked with ageing...

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