Bee pollen is the super food everyone should have, says health and well-being expert Denise Kelly

Bee Pollen

Super foods are the best way, in my opinion, of helping you to reach maximum health! I love to use them myself daily and recommend them to many of my clients.

They are naturally rich in nutrients, but because the body recognises them as a food, your absorption and utilisation are better. Meaning you are not wasting your money on expensive supplements and you feel great! Voila! Everyone’s a winner!

This time of year it’s important that we keep our immune systems fighting fit. Most people are embarking on some sort of sporting challenge or getting motivated in the gym.

The nights are gradually getting a tiny bit lighter and soon we may even be able to run outside in daylight after 5.00! Yipee!

My all time favourite super food is bee pollen, because it’s good for so many things! It’s classed as a super food and has been used for many years to treat a range of ailments. I have seen staggering results from it, especially when you’re eating a healthy diet to compliment.

How is it obtained? The bees collect it from flowers, bind it with enzymes and bring it back to the hives. It’s not strictly vegan, but it can be sourced ethically where they just collect the pollen that is brushed off the bees legs as they enter the hive leaving some food for them.

It’s outstanding from a nutritional perspective, as it contains 40% protein, has a high level of vitamin B, including B6 and B12 which are fantastic vitamins needed this time of year for uplifting energy and strengthening the mind.

It’s a great source of vitamin C, and rutin which strengthens the capillary system and is one of the richest sources of antioxidants, and includes minerals such as zinc (great for anyone with prostate problems) as well as significant amounts of potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, silicon, manganese, sulphur, selenium and iron.

It is very easily absorbed and utilised by the body and is extremely alkalising, which is great for general health.

The benefits of taking this super food are extensive. It is anti-ageing as it stimulates cell growth and repair, and has anti-cancer properties with studies showing that it can reduce tumours.

It protects against radiation and helps with the side effects of chemotherapy, and is well known for increasing longevity, improving fertility, stimulating the ovaries and improving libido!

There have been many reports stating that it improves athletic performances (I know that this is totally accurate as I have had experience with many clients involved in the sporting world).

It normalises cholesterol levels in the blood and balances metabolism. It rehabilitates the gut, strengthens the intestines and can be used to treat Crohn’s, colitis and peptic ulcers. It’s a natural antibiotic and has been used to treat anaemia as well as treating cardiovascular health and regulating blood sugar.

You can sprinkle it on other foods, or put it in your vegetable smoothie or take it on its own for a quick boost of buzzy energy! You can find it in most good supermarkets now and in all good health stores.

Keep your energy high and live life to the full!

About the Author

Denise Kelly
Denise is an experienced nutritionist, writes columns and articles for corporate companies and news outlets, such as Chichester.News, delivers health seminars all over the world and runs two busy health clinics, one in Chichester, and one in Harley Street London.