August 15, 2015
3 Potential Health Benefits of Bee Pollen You May Not Know About
We usually don’t think of bee pollen as something that can be potentially good for our health. Most people think of any kind of pollen as an annoying irritant that can make our allergies flare up. Scientifically, bee pollen is actually kind of gross – it sticks to the bees’ bodies and legs and is mixed with their saliva. Bee pollen can be consumed, however, and is said to have a floral, sweet taste that borders on “bittersweet.” In addition to being edible, bee pollen is also said to have a number of health benefits and, if the idea of consuming bee pollen grosses you out, it is often available in capsule form.
Bee Pollen May Help Your Skin
Bee pollen is said to be able to help skin condition and health. Certain skin conditions such as acne are said to benefit from ingesting bee pollen. Additionally, some research has shown that bee pollen can help prevent premature aging, stimulate growth, protect the skin against dehydration, and increase circulation of blood to the skin. So, sprinkling bee pollen on your morning cereal or taking a bee pollen supplement may help to improve the overall appearance, condition and feel of your skin.
Bee Pollen is Naturally Antibacterial
Bee pollen has always been thought to have natural antibacterial properties. This could mean that it is great for helping to heal sores, scrapes, cuts, burns, and other wounds. Additionally, bee pollen may be able to help rejuvenate skin that has been damaged as well as reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of infection. It is important to note, however, that bee pollen should always been taken orally, either mixed into food or drink or as a capsule – rubbing bee pollen on open wounds will do nothing.
Bee Pollen and Your Immune System
Bee pollen has also been found to be packed full of great substances that can help boost your body’s immunity. Antioxidants, minerals, proteins and vitamins are just a summary of all the things bee pollen is said to contain which means ingesting it could have a profound effect on your overall health. When you are feeling slow, under the weather, sluggish, or generally “not well,” consider adding some bee pollen to your diet and see how its great nutrients and vitamins can help to boost your immunity.