Thursday, April 10, 2014

Why I Eat Bee Pollen

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Orginally I purchased bee pollen to build up my nervous system and help my tremors. Which by the way are so much better, they are the worst in the morning. Then I took a book out from the library called Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future by David Wolfe.

It turns out bee products are a superfood, it is known to be one of the top, and a great source for concentrated nutrition. With our diets being mostly acidic it is good to know that bee pollen is an alkaline. This superfood does so much an entire book could be written on it. Without all the details here is what I learned about bee pollen from the book, which I will be buying. This is a must have book for anyone seeking a healthy life naturally, and includes recipes. So, here are the health benefits in simple form.

  • High level antioxidant
  • Fertitily improving properties
  • Increases strength, endurance, energy, and speed
  • Neutralizes many allergies
  • B vitamins
  • Helps relieve type 2 diabetes symptoms
  • Easily absorbed 
  • One of the richest sources for bioavailable protein
  • Contains up to sixty elements of minerals and trace minerals
  • Longevity
  • Healing
  • Rejuvenating
  • Neurological
  • Eleven different major enzymes
  • Aids in digestion 
  • Helps clear acne 
  • Assists in reversing aging and wrinkling
  • Assits in helping anemia, constipation, colitis, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis 

I add bee pollen to just about everything soup, egg salad, baked potato, stews, salads, just have not figured out how to add it to my fish yet. Hiding superfoods in other foods is a great way to reap their benefits, for kids too, I added some to the 17 year old's omelet yesterday, he never knew it.
When purchasing any bee product make sure it is organic. Many bee keepers are not kind to their bees and even feed them high fructose corn syrup to keep them making honey out of season. If you don't know high fructose corn syrup is made from corn which is 96% genetically engineered. Not only that, but during processing the syrup becomes contaminate with mercury. A heavy metal that our bodies can not naturally get rid of, and causes havoc on our bodies. I bought mine from Mountain Rose Herbs, affiliate link on the right, please use the link if you are going to order it helps to feed our two teen boys organic.

Also included in the book are Goji berries, cacao, maca, spirulina, AFA blue-green algae, marine phytoplankton, aloe vera, hempseed, and coconuts. There are recipes for each one of these superfoods with some containing multiple superfoods. The book states that if we all started eating a variety of these superfoods we would all be healthy, I'm in.

Did you know bee products where a superfood? Do you eat superfoods? If so which one/ones?


  1. Yes I did know that bee pollen was a superfood. Great article - thanks for sharing this valuable info with us. I eat Chia seeds, Hempseeds as much as possible. I have pinned and twitted.

  2. I didn't know that it was so high in nutrients. Have you seen a decrease in your tremors? Thanks for the article.

    1. Yes, Sheila I have seen a decrease in my tremors, and happy to say that my handwriting is also better than it has been. Although I also use nutritional yeast which also aids the nervous system.

  3. Hi Joyce,
    I am always on the lookout to learn more about effective super foods but the best advice comes from people like you who have had positive experiences and meaningful results with a particular super food. I value first hand reports the most! I tried bee pollen years ago because I heard that it was rich in nutrition. Thank you for enlightening us at the Healthy , Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop!

  4. I'm just learning about super foods, we used to raise our own bees but never tried the pollen! Thanks for sharing your informative post on the HomeAcre Hop, hope to see you again tomorrow! - Nancy
    The Home Acre Hop

  5. Hi Joyce - Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real party. We hope you'll join us again this week.

  6. I didn't know pollen could be/is eaten! Very interesting. Love how God designed His creation!