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Try bee pollen as a natural cold and flu remedy

deRosaVicky101711_optBY VICKY DeROSA
COMMENTARY

Here’s the real buzz on bee pollen…

Do you have chronic fatigue, going through menopause, sick often, prostate problems, bacterial and viral infections, flu every year, history of cancer, looking for an anti aging formula, trying to lose weight, need to improve your sex life, digestion problems, need help with your allergies, energy and stamina?

Bee pollen is something that I have taken off and on for years, but never on the consistent basis. One of our friends at Studio V requested that I blog about bee pollen and I have found a new appreciation for this ultimate food. Bee pollen, like most other natural remedies, is one of nature’s most incredible food products.

Like other incredible natural remedies (dandelion/Lion Tea), it seems to aid in a magnanimous way. I have found through the research we conducted, that it assists from everything like anti aging to cancer prevention. I have always been a bee pollen fan, but I definitely have a renewed interest in incorporating it in my health routine.

The Egyptians, Romans and Greeks have been using this natural remedy for centuries; if it’s good enough for them it’s good enough for me. It’s a highly nutritious super food that has earned itself titles like “food of the gods”. Some European physicians have been prescribing bee pollen to treat bacterial infections, viral infections, and also colds and flus (due to its antibiotic properties) over the past century.

Bee pollen is made by honey bees from the pollen of the male stamen of flowers. Worker bees collect the pollen granules and transport it back to their nest inside ‘pollen baskets’ which are specially arranged hairs on their hind legs. Bee pollen’s chemical composition can vary depending on a number of factors such as season, geographic location and the actual plant source. Approximately 50 percent of it is comprised of carbohydrates, 35 percent are amino acids and proteins, 2 percent are fatty acids and 3 percent are vitamins and minerals.

Pollen contains over 5,000 different enzymes and co-enzymes which is far more than is naturally present in any other food. Bee pollen provides energy because it contains a concentrated source of the B vitamin complex. This is a reason why different bee pollen products are sometimes marketed as energy supplements. Research shows that Bee pollen is also a great source of antioxidants because it contains the vitamin B complex, along with vitamin A, C, D, E, selenium, lecithin and powerful phytochemicals (carotenoids and bioflavonoids). Bee pollen also helps to give you a feeling of fullness by acting on the hypothalamus in the brain which controls dietary drive so your appetite is naturally suppressed.



 
Comments (1)
1 Sunday, 18 December 2011 13:40
Blythe Weston Owner of Bee True Products
Hi Vicki,

I came across your article regarding bee pollen and I wanted to thank you for making people aware of such an amazing natural SUPERFOOD!
I am a beekeeper and founder of a gourmet bee pollen line that incorporates beneficial health ingredients to the already powerful super food of bee pollen! Again, I just love to see the word get spread regarding the benefits of bee pollen. Thanks for writing a wonderful, comprehensive and BEE-utiful article on bee pollen! I am posting your article on my blog to share!

Many Thanks,
Blythe Weston
Bee True Products
www.beetrueproducts.com

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