Bee Pollen – One of Nature’s Most Perfect Foods

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Who would have thought that pollen collected by busy little bees would be one of the most nutritious foods we can eat?

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Many years ago the Greeks and Romans referred to natural bee pollen as “the life giving dust” or the secret “ambrosia” eaten to acquire eternal youth.

In our modern times, scientists, gerontologists and nutritionists have rediscovered the benefits of bee pollen confirming the promotion of healing on many levels. Some nutritionists state that you could live adequately on bee pollen alone (not that I would want to, but an interesting thought!). Science shows that bee pollen has natural rejuvenating powers. It can aid in beauty (especially the skin), boosts of energy, extending your life span, the fight against allergies and the relief of digestive disorders. Bee pollen bursts with easily assimilated protein and lecithin, which nourish the brain and nervous system. Pollen is also thought to protect against radiation and to have anti-cancer qualities.

Side note: A cancer specialist, Ernesto Contreras, M.D, even comments, “To my knowledge, there is no better and more complete natural nutrient than honey bee pollen.”

On a personal note: I am eating a tablespoon of bee pollen as I write this!

So lets break down some of the benefits and look at them individually. Continue reading

The Importance of Protein

 

Protein is one of the building blocks that make up a large part of every cell in your body, including muscle, skin, bone, and hair. It’s also essential for building hormones, enzymes, and hemoglobin.

Protein is made up of smaller components called amino acids, some of which can be produced by our bodies, and others, which must come from the foods we eat. The ones that must come from our diet are called essential amino acids and include histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.

Because foods have varying levels of these essential amino acids, it’s important to eat a good diet. Continue reading