Pollen is the main ingredient of the bees nutrition. We are talking about the male reproductive cells of plants that the bees collect from flowers and transport them to the beehive. There they make the bee bread that is stored in the honeycomb and feed with it their babies.
It is about the bee pollen, that has nothing to do with the one that causes the spring allergies, the tree pollen that leaves a coating of yellow dust everywhere provoking sneeze, rheum, and others annoying symptoms. It is considered one of the most nutritious foods of nature and super food for the human body as it is highly rich in nutrients.
It is well known from ancient times as ‘ambrosia’ or the ‘ Food of Gods’. Hippocrates used it as a medicine, while the ancient Egyptians put it into the Pharaoh Tombs as their after death food.
The 40% of its composition is protein and it is highly loaded with vitamins A, C, D, E, K and B, minerals, lipids, amino acids, enzymes, and coenzymes.
It improves energy levels, boosts the immune system, helps infertility problems, is considered aphrodisiac, helps men over 45 dealing with prostate, soothes skin diseases, supports the cardiovascular system, helps in seasonal hair loss, improves digestion and brain functions, lowers cholesterol levels, is a perfect food for anaemic people, reveals antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibiotics properties. It controls body weight considering that if it is consumed before workouts, it supports burnings whilst after them it boosts the muscle mass.
There is fresh, dried, and in tablets out in the market. Remember before you choose that the less the processing in the original form, the better the maintenance of the nutrients. The best choice is the fresh bee pollen as it is the most nutrient. You can supply it from beekeepers producers or an organic supermarket or open markets. You have to keep it in the fridge or even better into the freezer where it can be maintained for a year. Greek bee pollen has excellent quality as there are many aromatic plants with great blossoms.
Bee pollen is tiny golden-yellow granules with soft touch which melts quickly into the mouth. Their color, size, form weight vary accordingly the plant source that comes from. It can be consumed all alone otherwise it can be added into juices, milk, cereals, yogurt with honey, even salads.
Sprinkle your chia seeds puddings, your acai bowls, your morning porridge with it!
For a tablespoon bee pollen, a bee must work 8 hours per day for a month.
It is the ultimate natural supplement for an athlete’s diet!
Two tea spoons bee pollen with one tea spoon honey is my pre-workout snack in order to boost my energy levels, otherwise two tea spoons immediately after my morning workout are enough to relieve my muscles.
Its beneficial effects need up to 2-4 months to show up in the organism, therefore supply it, find out the way you will use it and let it act! Its use is not indicated by allergic ones to bee pollen.