What is bee pollen and why should you use it?
Bee pollen is a ball of pollen created by young bees whenever they land a flower. It is a mixture of flower pollen with some nectar and bee saliva. This is considered as a superfood because of its health benefits such as:
- Speedy recovery from wounds
- Strengthens immune system
- Reducing stress
- Works as an antioxidant
- Relieves symptoms of menopausal
- Serves as a dietary supplement
- Reduces inflammation
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, bee pollen also caters to the following health conditions:
- High cholesterol
Bee pollen is said to help lower down cholesterol.
- Liver health
A study found that bee pollen promotes healing in liver cells. It may even help repair liver damage from drugs and alcohol.
There are only very few studies which proves that usage of bee pollen helps with seasonal allergies like hay fever. The thought of ingesting pollen will help the body to build immunity to these potential allergens, which results in reducing allergy symptoms.
One must have a gradual intake of bee pollen of at least 2 tablespoons a day with constant checking of signs like itchiness, swelling, shortness of breath or any other severe whole-body reactions. It is advisable to store this in a dark cool place like a pantry or refrigerator, making sure it is not exposed to sunlight.
Easy trick: you can sprinkle bee pollen over cereals, yogurt, or oatmeal. Homemade granola and smoothies may also be an option to enjoy this!