HEALTH BOOSTER: BEE POLLEN
Health boosters! You can’t step into a juice or smoothie bar without being asked if you would like a “booster!” So, before your next trip to the local juice bar, or your shopping spree on Amazon after reading the latest health trend on Yahoo! News, let’s familiarize you with some common boosters! Today’s spotlight is bee pollen!
Bee pollen is actually one of my favorite boosters for many reasons, one- the suggested nutritional benefits, and two, because it is stinkin’ fun! Bee pollen is a nutritional powerhouse! It contains nearly all of the nutrients that your body requires.
Nutritional breakdown: Bee pollen contains carotenoids, amino acids, enzymes, trace minerals, almost all of the B complex vitamins, vitamins: A, C, E & K, minerals such as magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium
Benefits: Now, it is important to note that the research is light on the benefits of using bee pollen. Here are some benefits that are touted by limited research on the extended use of bee pollen.
SKIN INFLAMMATION | Bee pollen has been used to treat inflammatory conditions and skin irritations
ENERGY | It has been said that bee pollen can be used to combat fatigue and enhance stamina
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM | Bee pollen contains enzymes that can possibly aid in digestion
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM | Boasting a high amount of antioxidants, bee pollen may have anti-inflammatory effects on the tissues of lungs and preventing the onset of asthma
Taste: I know you are thinking, "what does bee pollen taste like?!" Great question... bee pollen has a floral flavor, that is slightly sweet.
Now, if for nothing else than an addition to your attempt at eating nutritious foods, below are a few ways you can give a little boost to your efforts by using bee pollen!
Try them and let me know what you think!!
//Hey! Did you know that I am a certified health coach?! Do you have questions about nutrition, or need help, motivation or accountability to "get back on track?" That is what I do! If this sounds like something you are interested in, or need help with, contact me via email here, and we can schedule a chat...no strings attached, the benefit? A healthier you!
-to your health,
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