Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Benefits of Raw Bee Pollen

by Jamie0liversgirl (follow)
Nutrition (269)      Healthy Foods (75)      Therapeutic Foods (53)     
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
Start the new year right with a healthy breakfast of porridge, filled with roasted nuts, cinnamon an...
8 likes
Papaya and avocado are some of the most delicious tropical fruits you can enjoy, but instead of eati...
6 likes
We've all had them: spots
11 likes
I recently returned from Abu Dhabi, where I sunbathed for hours on end in the 40 degree heat
4 likes
Rose absolute and rose (otto) essential oils have been in the press as of late because of their skin...
10 likes
Clean make up brushes go hand in hand with clean, blemish-free skin, but it's all too easy to prior...
5 likes
view all articles by Jamie0liversgirl
Articles by Jamie0liversgirl on Other Hubs
Italian style salad means balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, plenty of basil and an amalgam o...
102 views
ID: 4347
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
I love making banana bread and finding ways involve the kids in the kitchen too
7 likes
A hot chocolate really hits the spot to warm your insides on a cold, wet and wintery day, with the a...
15 likes
This is a delicious budget friendly family dinner thatís packed full of goodness
21 likes
Sometimes it's nice to eat a meal without grains, although that isn't always easy to do
11 likes
I love fried rice, but since finding out I have coeliac disease the take-away kind is off the menu
24 likes
Prepare this clever salad several days ahead for work, or to take on an outdoor picnic
by Lucy
21 likes
These nutritious rissoles are ridiculously tasty, easy to make, and will be a huge hit with the whol...
17 likes
These delicious little balls of chocolatey goodness are not only gluten and dairy free, they're pack...
28 likes
The following dates are in the Australian Health Calendar for December 2019: * 1 December - World...
5 likes
These pear and oat muffins are easy to make and a tasty addition to increase fibre into your diet
5 likes
Categories
Nutrition (269)
Vegan (122)
Skin Care (101)
How To (64)
Lists (61)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version