There's nothing I love more than a great superfood. I love when food is not only beautiful and delicious but also health building. So when a food, such as bee pollen, is labelled 'the most complete food on earth', how could I not love it?
I don't. I can't stand this stuff and I feel a bit inferior because of this- like being unable to work out a delicious way to consume 'the most complete food on earth', makes me fall short as your fearless nutritionista leader.
Alas, I might just be deemed a failure in this regard because try as I might, I absolutely despise this food. It tastes, to me, like a potpourri of the smell when you first walk into a health food store, the Body Shop's Dewberry perfume which I wore when I was fourteen, mixed with Irish Spring and decorated wax crayon under-tones... But it's so healthy and I really want to love it.
Bee pollen is basically plant sperm. The grains contain the male germ cells, produced by all plants, flowers or blossoms. One teaspoon of pollen contains approximately 1,200 pellets or 2.5 billion grains. And what do those grains contain?
- Pollen functions as a natural energizer for the body, high in b-vitamins, vital for energy production at a cellular level.
- High concentration of lecithin helps with dissolving and flushing fat cells, as well as nourishing the cells of the brain.
- Helps to reduce food cravings thanks, in part, to the natural phenylalanine (an amino acid), which acts as a natural appetite suppressant.
- Helpful in restoring the health the reproductive system and promotes relief from the discomfort of PMS
- It helps speed up caloric burn by stimulating the metabolic system.
- Bee pollen benefits the immune system. It contains proteins, mono and polyunsaturated fats, vitamins B, C, D, E, and beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, selenium, nucleic acids, lecithin, and cysteine, all of which have been proven effective in strengthening the immune system.
- Bee pollen helps you to cope more easily with stress thanks to the full profile of amino acids, essential fatty acids and vitamins. This sweet and dense combo helps regulate mood.
- The amino acids within Bee Pollen are precursors to human growth hormone (HGH). Bee Pollen also contains a gonadotropic hormone very similar to the human pituitary hormone, gonadotropin, which functions as a sex gland hormone. (Research conducted at various European Universities have shown in trials conducted with impotent men that more than half of those given bee pollen experienced a dramatic improvement of sperm and most gained a higher level of self-confidence, and were able to perform better sexually... after just one month of taking bee pollen- hello!)
See- so pollen is amazing and I absolutely hate it. I need your help. Please, please pretty please send me your tips and recipes for getting it down. I want links, I want recipes, I want help 'cause I want to love it, and I want you to love it, or at least try it.
Thanks in advance for all your helpful suggestions. Peachy sweet and the the idea, suggestion, link that I decide is most helpful for my regular ingestion of this super food will receive a complementary advance copy of my Healing with Super Foods tutorial soon to be released- and supplements are not an option.