Реорlе whо аrе knоwlеdgеаblе аbоut hеаlth fооds аnd hеаlthу dіеts sреаk оftеn аbоut this particular superfood…but what exactly is bee pollen good for? Rich with over 12 vitamins, all 8 essential amino acids and 40% of it’s makeup in protein, this superfood supports some of the body’s most vital functions. Put simply, foraging honey bees collect pollen from flowers and mix it with their own secretions, creating a small bee pollen granule. They then transport it back, using it as food for their hive.
There are so many reasons why it is one of our favorites and we are so excited to share!
Studies have shown that bee pollen has antimicrobial, antimutagenic, and antimicrobial properties. This could give your body an edge in the fight against bacteria and harmful microorganisms. Regularly consuming this superfood may help you ward off seasonal sicknesses and shorten the recovery time should you get sick! It is also known to be a natural allergy fighter. Bee pollen collected from your specific area is particularly helpful with this because the bees are exposed to the same environmental pollutants as you are, helping you develop a specific immunity to them. The Urban Juicer is proud to carry local bee pollen only for this very reason.
Inflammation is your body’s natural reaction to invaders and can lead to swelling, pain and sometimes respiratory issues. Studies have shown that bee pollen has had impressive anti-inflammatory effects because of the flavonoids contained within. The anti-inflammatory activity of bee pollen has also been compared to drugs such as naproxen, and has been proven to reduce swelling in rats with inflamed paws.
High in B complex vitamins, bee pollen not only helps with stress but it can also fight fatigue, reduce anxiety, and has even been shown to help people who deal with depression. The amino acids, essential fatty acids, and minerals found in bee pollen has been shown to actually improve a person’s mood. This is why bee pollen has also been used to stabilize those who deal with mood swings and bipolar disorders.
Who doesn’t need a natural boost? Bee pollen gives natural energy that is long lasting and health promoting. You may experience greater vitality and energy due it’s amazing nutritional values. Not only does bee pollen contain carbohydrates, but it also has B vitamins, which are known to help your body create energy from the food you consume.
AIDS IN DIGESTION
The enzymes in bee pollen help the digestive system break down the food that we eat. It may also help with various digestive disorders and stomach ailments by healing and regulating the intestinal flora. This superfood is easily broken down by the body, helping digestion and is quickly absorbed, helping your body utilize all of its wonderful nutrients!
This amazing superfood works wonders in weight-control or weight-loss by stimulating the metabolic processes, helping those calories get burned quicker. It contains amino acids which help increase your metabolism by dissolving fat cells in the body. Fiber is a huge component of bee pollen which helps you feel full longer, assisting in any weight loss efforts.
ACTS AS AN ANTIOXIDANT
Antioxidants help remove unstable and potentially harmful molecules, called free radicals, from your body. Free radicals form as byproducts of normal digestion when you are exposed to environmental toxins such as cigarette smoke and overexposure to sunlight. When free radicals build up in your body, they can damage cellular membranes and DNA. Over time, this can accelerate aging and raise your risk of heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants such as those in bee pollen stabilize free radicals, making them harmless and allowing your body to rid itself of them.
Wіth sо mаnу еssеntіаl nutrіеnts, іt’s nо wоndеr thаt bее роllеn іs соnsіdеrеd а suреrfооd! To add this to your regimen, we suggest starting out with 1/4 of a teaspoon and then gradually increase the amount to 1 teaspoon daily. Bee pollen granules are great additions to certain foods like juices, smoothies, protein shakes, salads and yogurt. Try adding bee pollen to our Cold Buster or any of our Urban Bowls!