Those of us that choose to lead a healthy, active lifestyle and choose to exercise several times a week are more likely to eat foods which contain the correct percentage of everything that our bodies need on a daily basis.
The term ‘superfood’ is often mentioned in the press and is a word associated with foods that contain an increased amount of dense nutrition for our bodies, the term is actually one introduced by marketeers looking for a way to increase sales of already healthy foods.
There is not really such a thing as a ‘superfood’, it is just a fact that some foods contain more nutrition for our bodies than others. Superfoods can be anything from blueberries, strawberries, nuts and seeds to spring greens and Kale.
The market for natural remedies and healthy foods has grown hugely over the past few years. Many of us would not have known what a goji berry, bee pollen or protein sports bar were until a few years ago.
We can all walk into our local health food shop or even the local supermarket and see an abundance of these type of products on the shelf that are available to buy.
What is bee pollen? It is made by honey bees and is actually the food consumed by young bees. It is reported that the pollen is one of the most nutritiously available foods, it contains many of the nutrients that our bodies require.
Not only is it rich in protein, in fact more richer than animal protein, but it is rich in vitamins including B-complex and folic acid as well as list of other vitamins and minerals.
What are some of the top benefits of pollen? It is known to have a positive effect on low energy levels, namely because of the carbohydrates and proteins found in it.
It is thought to have anti-inflammatory benefits on the lungs, which benefit those with asthma problems. It also contains enzymes which are known to help the digestive system in breaking down food.
Bee pollen is usually taken by the spoonful, it is best taken with food or liquid at breakfast time. Just remember that a teaspoon will take 240 hours of harvesting to produce, so the next time you buy some, be sure to appreciate the effects that it is giving you and your health.
Where can you buy it? Bee pollen is available online or in many specialist shops. If you carry out an online search you will be presented with a whole host of various stores that you can purchase from via mail order.
However, buying on the high street is something many people still like to do, there are several specialist retail outlets on the high street that you can buy this super nutrient food from.