WHAT IS IT?
We’re all familiar with the goodness of oozy, sticky honey [no thanks, to whinnie the pooh], but Bee Pollen is another gift from the Bee’s. These tiny, honey flavoured, powdery-textured golden nuggets are formed from the pollen of a flower, in which the bees store in the hive for food.
WHY YOU SHOULD USE IT?
Bee pollen is loaded goodness, and can be used as a preventative for hay fever. The little balls are filled with enzymes, something quite lacking in many modern diets. Enzymes are the little compounds that help us break down and digest food, one reason that eating raw foods is so important. Supplementing the diet with bee pollen is excellent all the time, but especially when we’ve been making a few too many trips to the cookie jar.
And to top it all off, bee pollen is jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and phytonutrients – I’m telling you, everything! Bee pollen is also a rich source of amino acids, live enzymes, and most B vitamins, including folic acid and almost every other essential nutrient we need to survive and thrive. Some nutritionists classify Bee pollen as a true, complete superfood, strength builder and brain food… so now do you get the appeal?
NOURISHING KNOW HOW:
You can find Bee pollen at most health food stores, nestled next to its friend honey, or alternatively it can be found in the freezer. If you are trying Bee pollen for the first time, try just a little bit to ensure you don’t have an allergy. You can add Bee pollen to your smoothies to enhance stamina and rebuild long-term deficient energy. However, a favourite way to consume this wonder food is to simply eat 2 teaspoons daily – straight from the jar.
Watch this video to see how Lorna Jane Clarkson makes her fave Bee Pollen treat.