Bee Pollen: The Queen Strategy for Weight Loss & Stress Management

Most people want a quick fix to dropping the excess baggage they somehow started carrying around in their belly, butt and thighs. Amazingly, bee pollen helps you maintain the weight you want to be, and seriously boosts your metabolism – leading to looser pants and a slimmer summer body. Bee pollen contains lecithin, which helps to dissolve and flush your fat cells resulting in lower numbers on the scale. Nice, huh? This is just a start of the remarkable effects this super food offers.

Fresh Local Bee Pollen

After taking a break from bee pollen for the past couple years after I realized that my body was having an allergic reaction to consuming it, I now believe it is 1 of the primary foods that is helping to bring my body back to the level of health I am used to living and feeling, after a few months of nervous system freak-out.

Bee pollen was actually the 2nd “Superfood” I started consuming way back in 2001 (the 1st was Vitamineral Green). I’m happy to have it back in my life!

No one is exempt to what must be one of the most spoken and understood words ever – STRESS. Stress can wreck HAVOC on your body, no matter who you are, how healthy you are, and how strong your nutrition program is. My own nervous system has recently been at its’ wits end due to a major stress that occurred a few months ago. I think food can heal though and that bee pollen is a contributing factor in helping my levels of stress diminish. I will welcome it with open arms and continue to relish in how great the effects are. If you’re in a similar boat, with any amount of stress, consider giving bee pollen a fair shot.

I trust and believe that all setbacks and traumas bring us to a place even more wonderful – and in the words of Cheryl Richardson, “Every day, in some way, we’re all being prepared for something better…”

Several weeks ago I decided to go for it. I bought some local bee pollen from my natural foods store (Good Earth in Fairfax, CA) and introduced it just a few bits of pollen at a time. For someone who enjoys savoring delectable foods, this would be easy – for me however, someone who needs to slow it down especially when I have the sense that I have re-stumbled across the very food that has the potential to offer just the TLC my body needs – I had to consciously not inhale handfuls of it. I am elated to say that I can now consume bee pollen with no negative reactions and am literally FEELING the immediate, seriously DEEP nutritive core healing that it is offering. Almost like it was *the* food I was missing…

Bee Pollen’s Benefits and Highlights
– helps to resolve infertility issues in women
– increased vitality, strength and endurance
– provides a really quick recovery from exercise
– strengthens our stress defense shield & builds resilience to stress
– slows the aging process and boosts longevity
– helps to relieve and alleviate allergies and asthma symptoms
– offers a significant immune system enhancement
– increases infection fighting red blood cells and antibody production
– helps you maintain a successfully high raw diet

What the Nutrition Content?
With the extraordinary amount of B Vitamins in bee pollen (except B12), all essential 22 amino acids and 14 fatty acids including essential fatty acids, RNA, DNA, vitamin D, lecithin/choline, polysaccharides, enzymes, and carotenes – bee pollen is quite possibly the most complete and longevity food found in Nature.

How to Use Bee Pollen
– by itself as a deeply satisfying yet light snack
– blended into smoothies of all kinds
– roll any homemade raw bliss balls in it!
– sprinkled on top of raw desserts, like the Mango Coconut Chocolate Pudding
– blended into Superfood Beauty Elixirs

How Much to Eat?

Bee Pollen Capsules on Left, Fresh Bee Pollen on Right

If you KNOW you do not have an allergy, dig in! A typical amount is 1 tablespoon and even more can be consumed; many start with 1 teaspoon and work up to their desired amount. Now that I have gradually increased the amount to train my body against the allergy (and it worked as I hear it does every time, few bits of pollen at a time), I shake just about 1/4 teaspoon into my hand and eat it straight several times per day.

Where to Get it?
You can find fresh bee pollen at any natural foods store, and online as well. Mountain Rose Herbs offers both the capsules and the fresh pollen. Ideally, you want to get local, wild and/or organic pollen!

How to Store?
Best to store it in the freezer to really ensure it doesn’t oxidize and that it keeps its potency. The fridge is OK, freezer is just better. I eat is straight out of the freezer as the pollen does not actually freeze.

When you add bee pollen to anything, it greatly enhances the potency of the recipe. Try it, it’s a super healthy food to incorporate to your regimen. Bee pollen is a TRUE SUPERFOOD! And… it’s cheap to boot.

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About Bethanne Wanamaker

Bethanne Wanamaker is a certified holistic nutritionist, conscious living expert, and the founder of Edible Goddess, an international health & lifestyle brand that cares deeply about your empowerment. She teaches progressive strategies that awaken you to your highest potential by following the body's inherent wisdom and aligning with an intentional mindset, holistic approach, self nourishing practices, and high self value. Bethanne advocates gradual yet significant shifts of upgraded dietary choices that ultimately lead you to the freedom and confidence of eating intuitively. By living in harmony with nature, you can have what you want. Bethanne is known for getting results quickly with committed clients who want to live a wildly rewarding, super fun, truly healthy and happy life! Her specialty is working with entrepreneurs, success coaches, and women who desire to prepare for an easy, supremely healthy and happy pregnancy, and postpartum experience.

7 comments on “Bee Pollen: The Queen Strategy for Weight Loss & Stress Management

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  2. Hmmm I didn’t even know bee pollen was edible, learn something new everyday. Although I kinda doubt its health benefits, have they been scientifically proven?

  3. I’m so glad that you are now finding yourself able to enjoy bee pollen again! I appreciate the reminder too: I have some in the fridge but haven’t eaten any for a while (I don’t know whether just from feeling out of touch with bees up here in AK)! The last few times I saw it, I had the thought that I should probably work it back in…

    Sending you love and light in healing from the traumatic event…

    • Definitely get back into it! Maybe just a sprinkle here and there to work it back in. And thank you.. really, it’s just a shift that I had asked the Universe for, and as it always does, it delivered 😉

      xxx

  4. I want to try bee pollen but on the whole family. How can I tell if they are allergic to it? Or can kids try it; they are very active and one has asthma (but it is well controlled). Also could it be put in every day meals like dinner. Sorry I know a lot of questions but I don’t know much about bee pollen then what I just read in your article. Thanks!!

    • Begin with just a few pollen pellets and see if you have an allergic reaction like heart palpatations, etc. Use it in the ways I describe in the article, as often as you see fit! Same advice for children.. be sure they are not allergic and then they can eat it too.

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