Have you heard of bee pollen yet?
Created by flowers, bee pollen is the diet of any respectable young bee, and with a protein count of 25% per serving, it’s surely no wonder that bees have the energy to bumble from picnic to picnic.
But what about using Bee Pollen in your own diet – what are the benefits?
Here at Elephant Superfood we are always looking for new exciting ways to invigorate our diets, and bee pollen has been the latest ‘buzz’ word in the office. So why is it so great?
Naturally Great For Your Body
With 22 amino acids, 18 vitamins, 25 minerals, 59 trace elements, 11 enzymes as well as added carotenes and B complex vitamins, we are in no doubt that even from a glance, this superfood is incredibly powerful for healing and helping your body. But what do the studies show?
Bee pollen has been subjected to a huge range of clinical studies that show it can do all sorts of wonder work. It can regulate the intestinal functions and it can naturally inhibit the development of harmful bacteria – even salmonella. When tested with animals, it has shown that eating the pollen even goes as far as helping increase white and red blood cells, an indication it can help with anaemia. Whilst many of the proposed benefits are still in clinical trial stage, (including work on serious illnesses) the bottom line is that as a natural product, Bee Pollen is an excellent alternative medicine to use.
Great for your Diet
As well as been reported to help regulate cholesterol levels in the blood and dropping triglyceride levels, bee pollen has also been shown to speed up the rate of calorie burn! A great calorie burning body needs a metabolic system that is on fire, and bee pollen can help with this. Whilst it doesn’t mean you can skip the gym and tuck into a pack of Elephant Superfood Snacks – See the full range!, every little helps! It’s also low in calories with 2 tablespoons amounting to under 100 calories, and the phenylalanine content makes it one of nature’s appetite suppressants. Plus with just under a quarter of its content made from lecithin, a substance that is known to help flush fat from the body, it’s no wonder that bee pollen is so popular with people who are looking to get a little leaner, without resorting to strange chemicals.
If you’re also training for a body beautiful as well as eating clean, you could also benefit from adding in some bee pollen! Olympic level coaches and athletic clubs have been using bee pollen for years, all with impressive reports of improved strength and capabilities on the track after using bee pollen supplements – so have a spoonful – you never know, you could be the next Usain Bolt in waiting!
Perfect for Your Skin
Everybody wants glowing skin that’s lit from within, and bee pollen can also be used not only orally, but it can be added to lotions for an instant hydrating effect. Whilst there are many hive products on the beauty market, bee pollen in particular has been noted for its effect on dry skin tissue and acne. Because of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA in the pollen at a very high concentration, as well as the antibiotic properties, it can be very beneficial in the fight against slow skin cell turnover and prevent bacteria from spreading. The real key principle of bee pollen is that it is nutrient dense, and nutrient provision is where you will get real results from your skincare. With Victoria Beckham a fan of the benefits, Bee pollen is a hot superfood right now – are you going to try it out?
Are you interested in the superfood benefits of bee pollen? We’ve summarised just a little bit about what we know from this marvellous superfood, but we would love to tell you more about the buzz around bee pollen and the other superfoods we use in our snack mixes so why not connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.