Bee Pollen And Propolis are very healthy and good for You. Learn about easy recipes that you can add your daily dose of bee pollen to! Immune health is a hot topic, and Propolis is in high demand. You can make your own products from raw propolis very easily!
1. Pear and pollen cake
This is your classic fruit sponge cake, and one of the simplest, quickest cake recipes I know.
Commonly it’s cooked with apples, but I prefer pears (which, when right, are my favourite fruit), so I’m using them here instead, and I’ve topped it off with another of my favourite ingredients – bee pollen.
Pure bee pollen, as well as wax mixed with bee pollen, is sold at markets in all three Baltic countries, with a hefty price tag that reflects the value placed on its many health benefits.
You can also find it in healthfood stores or online. I love the interesting floral flavour and extra texture it lends to the cake.
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2. The Benefits of Bee Pollen
Bee pollen is a true superfood. Some even argue that it’s the most complete superfood found in nature.
Given this high praise, you might be wondering – soooo, what is bee pollen exactly? Great question.
Put simply, it’s a mixture of nectar and the mineral matter of flowers that bees bring back to the hive. It serves as bees’ protein source and can help serve as ours too.
After all, bee pollen is an energy-rich protein full of antioxidants, enzymes, and all 22 essential amino acids. This makes it great for your health – and an added bonus is it tastes great too.
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Most beekeepers are all too familiar with the sticky, resinous ‘bee glue,’ propolis, lining the inside of every honeybee hive. You can scrape and scrape all you want – the bees will just replace it!
Every tiny gap or drafty crack in the hive will be sealed with propolis, which also coats the hive entrance, walls, and even the honeycomb.
But in addition to making hive inspections stickier, propolis serves several crucial functions in the honeybee hive, and has been been recognized as valuable by humans throughout the ages.
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4. Bee Propolis: Uses, How to Harvest, and Tincture Recipe
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The medicinal effect of bee byproducts has been both embraced and questioned for centuries.
Only recently have bee propolis uses been brought to light and welcomed in the realm of natural healthcare.
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5. Keto with magical bee pollen
When you read the headline mentioning Keto honey, you most probably think this is a joke! Well, it is not.
What kind of a Greek would I be if I did not devote at least one post to the main sweetener of Greek cuisine for millennia?
I guess it’s a tricky task. As we know, on Keto, as well as on any other kind of low-carb diets, sugar is a big no-no! In particular, fructose is unwanted.
You can read more about the reasons why fructose is so unhealthy in this article.
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6. 10 Bee Pollen Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss and Health Boost
Are you looking for ways to add high-powered nutrition to your busy schedule?
Bee Pollen is truly a superfood.
It’s a concentrated nutrition powerhouse, carefully collected from flowers by busy honey bees.
You can eat it straight from the spoon, add to foods and of course – use it to make delicious high-nutrient smoothies!
Studies have shown bee pollen to have strong potential from a health and weight loss perspective.
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