Bee pollen has quickly become one of my new favorite superfoods. I love all things wellness, and while the newest issue of Marie Claire points out that wellness tips and tricks can be trendy, I believe that when something is good for you or makes you feel better, then it is here to stay. And, as a side note, I love this new editorial with Chrissy Teigen! She is real, makes food that actually tastes good, and most recently, I love how honest she has been about mental health and her struggle with depression.
Here are just a few of my favorite benefits to eating bee pollen (as strange as it may sound at first!):
❤ it contains almost all of the nutrients we need
❤ it is rich in protein (40% in fact!), free amino acids, and vitamins like B-complex and folic acid
❤ helps with weight control (especially weight loss, because it can speed up our metabolism)
❤ eliminates cravings (when we eat foods such as bee pollen that are so full of nutrients, our bodies naturally want to eat less)
❤ can help with common skin issues such as dullness, aging of the skin, and acne
Of course, I am not an expert so please do research for yourself to see if bee pollen is right for you! We have so much information available us through books and the internet, but please be sure that your sources are reliable if you are using the internet. Also, even if you are not allergic to honey, you could be allergic to bee pollen, so it is important to test out one granule first or talk to your doctor. I love including bee pollen in my smoothies, cereal, or on top of toast with coconut oil, nut butter, berries, and honey (I actually made that this morning! I love coming up with crazy toast concoctions.).
Thank you so much for reading, and please let me know in the comment section what you think or if you have any questions!