What’s the buzz on bee pollen?
Hey Guys!! So… we’re going to jump right into this one! What is bee pollen? And why are we all of a sudden gravitating towards it, instead of running away from it? Pollen… Pollen, isn’t that the stuff that drives us insane, sneezing, burning our eyes, every turn of the season? Well… sort of.
Bee pollen is the teeny tiny pollen ball that has been packed by worker honeybees into pellets, it is essentially food made by honeybees in order to nourish young bees. Which is what you see when we over here at Shaka sprinkle it over your acai bowl like the magic little fairy dust that it is.
This mixture of pollen collected by bees as they fly from flower to flower is considered a “super food” to many because it contains almost every single nutrient vital to human health—including folic acid and B-complex vitamins, protein and amino acids, key nutrients for those of you on vegetarian and vegan diets. Many swear by it for a buzz of energy, a boost to immunity, heart health, digestion, but we here at Shaka know this super food is capable of much more than just that…
Studies have even shown that diets containing bee pollen have effectively increased metabolism and helped improve muscle mass, so it is definitely a valuable part of your meal plan when striving for healthy weight loss and control. We’ve also found from our own experience that consuming bee pollen daily helps us keep our hunger levels stay consistent, and it definitely helps balance cravings.
We can contribute its help for progressing weight loss its lecithin content. Lecithin is actually a fat itself, but we know that all fats are not created equal! Remember: healthy fats will help burn fat!
Bee pollen is approximately 25% complete bioavailable protein (50% more protein by weight than beef), containing at least 18 amino acids. In addition, bee pollen provides more than a dozen vitamins, 28 minerals, 11 enzymes or co-enzymes, 14 beneficial fatty acids, 11 carbohydrates, and is rich in minerals.
Bee pollen is also rich in antioxidants and healthy fatty acids to support your skin and help fight nasty radicals, radicals who contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Because of its natural anti-inflammatory properties, it also helps combat puffiness – especially around the eyes, working to reduce the appearance of bags. As mentioned, the B vitamins help your body better contend with stress- which in itself is a contributor to accelerated aging.
Bee Pollen is a wonderful source for important enzymes, which can aid in the healthy digestion of food. . Bee pollen is an immune system booster & is naturally probiotic and supports your own healthy gut flora, which is one way that it provides a healthy boost to your immune system. With that, we here at Shaka always encourage our customers who are feeling sick to sprinkle bee pollen into their smoothies or over their bowls
Normally we would go into a brief description of why this is important, and why you should care, but I think the facts speak for themselves! There truly isn’t anything NOT to love about this super food! Of course it gives you energy, it is doing everything in its tiny power to make you GREAT!
Woaaah! Did you know that the tiny sprinkle we top your bowl with is doing all of that for you? Now come and get some more : )
– K & K