Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Benefits of Raw Bee Pollen

by Jamie0liversgirl (follow)
Nutrition (265)      Healthy Foods (75)      Therapeutic Foods (52)     
Bite into the new health trend with organic raw bee pollen sold at your local health food store. A natural antihistamine, as well as a mountain of other beneficial properties, bee pollen is being hailed as a new superfood, here's why the granules created by bees are so great.



It is almost sweet in taste, crunchy in texture, and definitely grainy. By crunchy, I don't mean that the pollen has the same crunch of a crisp or cereal, but is more on par with a hard nougat because it is also quite chewy.



Bee pollen is a fantastic supplement to your diet, especially if you suffer with hayfever. Thankfully I have never suffered with the dreaded seasonal reaction, but I do have sensitive skin, which is prone to itching when I come in contact with new fabrics, or if I use a new detergent. I was overjoyed to find one teaspoon a day helps with itchy skin, and after a week of taking bee pollen straight from the spoon, as well as mixed into Greek yogurt, my skin was no longer sensitive, and truly improved.



Each golden grain is packed with active enzymes. A tablespoon of bee pollen provides about five grams of protein which is great if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Bee pollen is also a yummy sweet alternative to sugar. It beats refined sugar as a cereal/porridge topping, and is higher in protein than nuts and eggs.

Surprisingly kids seem to love bee pollen. When I babysat my niece and nephew and prepared their breakfast they both curiously looked over my bowl of fruit, yogurt, and bee pollen. I let them try some and they were absolutely taken with the crunch and flavour. With the price in mind, however, I gave them a teaspoon to share between them.



In all honesty I wouldn't give bee pollen to my niece and nephew on a regular basis because of the cost, and even though it is suitable for all ages, the bee pollen is a luxurious food, which is somewhat of a decadent health supplement.

A little goes a long way; bee pollen isn't a filling food, but a teaspoon or two in a smoothie, or mixed in with nut butter or even baked into biscuits is a surprisingly fibrous mini-meal in its own right.



Use the bee pollen any way you like, but I enjoy it in its simple form and as a topping for a number of snacks, or straight from the spoon for an instant hit of satisfying, honey-flavoured crunch.

Categories
#Nutrition
#Healthy Foods
#Therapeutic Foods
I like this Article - 5
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Jamie0liversgirl
Nut butters are the heroes of any vegetarian or healthy diet
14 likes
Satisfying your sweet tooth whilst managing your weight is a typical problem dieters face
7 likes
I know only too well the pain we go through to have soft, silky, run your fingers through it hair
11 likes
Staying late at work has become the norm to such an extent that we often sit down to dinner at a...
9 likes
I've recently been won over by the concept of a raw food diet, in part due to the abundance of brigh...
7 likes
view all articles by Jamie0liversgirl
Articles by Jamie0liversgirl on Other Hubs
ID: 4347
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
This natural haircare recipe is quick and easy to make, inexpensive, alcohol-free and gives my curls...
11 likes
April is International Rosacea Awareness Month but what is it and is it having you, or someone you k...
9 likes
This modern take on sushi is tasty, versatile and quick to make
8 likes
Motivational clips and inspirational quotes are a great way to reduce depression, anxiety and help y...
8 likes
Being hugged on a regular basis has been found to reduce stress, ease depression and anxiety, lower...
8 likes
There are varying opinions on whether a daytime nap is good for you or not
8 likes
This effective combination leaves my skin feeling cool, hydrated, smooth and refreshed
6 likes
Having a daughter with eczema has made me think about products that we put on our skin in general
6 likes
Though dental enamel is one of the hardest substance in our bodies, it is also** fragile and can be ...
6 likes
Most of us are aware of the good effects that come after visiting a gym including losing weight, str...
4 likes
Categories
Nutrition (265)
Vegan (122)
How To (64)
Lists (61)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2018 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version