Suffering with hay fever at the moment? Sick and tired of relying on over the counter anthistamines to provide relief from the incessant sneezing and runny eyes?
Bee Pollen could be the answer you’re looking for!
These highly concentrated and powerful natural granules produced by the bees collecting pollen from flower to flower have incredibly strong antihistamine power and help fight those allergies in a natural way plus all the added nutritional benefit they provide!
High in protein, antioxidants and vitamins, they are one of natures perfect superfoods!
They have been found useful in a wide range of respiratory diseases including asthma and chronic sinus infections.
If you think you have a sensitivity to pollen then this simple test should help identify whether or not you can take bee pollen. Place a few granules in your mouth and wait 2 minutes. If you experience no symptoms (runny nose, sneezing etc) then chew slowly and swallow. wait 24 hours and observe your body for any symptoms. If you don’t notice any symptoms then gradually increase the amount of bee pollen. It’s usually best to start with a half a teaspoon a day and gradually work your way up to 2-3 tbsp by the end of 4 weeks.
They have a sweet, powdery taste and are lovely sprinkled on to porridge or added to smoothies. They pair perfectly with any type of fruit to give a lovely flavour. The fruit fibres activate the pollen also and cleanse your gut simultaneously!
Make sure to buy a trusted brand where the label states it is mould and pesticide free and that has a variety of colours as this guarantees a range of nutrients obtained from different flowers.
If you have a history of anaphylactic shock or highly allergic to bee stings, it’s best to avoid bee pollen. If you’re pregnant, breast-feeding, or on blood thinners, please check with your doctor before consuming.
It is best to store them in the fridge also as sunlight and heat can destroy it’s nutritional value.
Author: Sally El-Banna
Sally is a qualified pharmacist, diet counsellor and self-confessed foodie!
Her main goal is getting people more aware of how they can improve their health through food and natural substances!
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