Fascinating Bee Pollen Health Benefits
by Ruth Tan
small child - I can remember taking it by the time I reached Kindergarten age. Each
morning for breakfast, my Mom would sprinkle it on my granola in the morning as
she was a firm believer in bee pollen health benefits. I know my Mom took it when
she breastfed me as well.

Q: 2) I am very keen to know more about bee pollen health benefits. How have you
personally benefited from the use of bee pollen?

A: I have personally benefited from using bee pollen in that I seem to be able to live
an unusually healthy life. I've only been sick once in the last 8 - 10 years and I'm sure
the bee pollen combined with my healthy lifestyle keep my immune system
functioning at an optimal level.

I also seem to be able to handle a tremendously high physical workload. For
example, I run, weight train, cycle or do yoga seven days a week virtually 365 days
a year. My husband, who is a sports nutrition fanatic, swears that he's never seen
anyone handle such a training load without complete physical breakdown! I attribute
much of this to my long term use of bee products such as pollen and raw honey.

Q 3) Bee pollen health benefits are very appealing, but some people have some
negative reactions about its taste. How would you describe the taste of bee pollens?

A: I would have to say that Bee Pollen tastes bitter sweet. It's certainly not
considered delicious by most people who begin taking it. But I've seen and heard
from countless people who didn't like the taste at the beginning but grew to really
enjoy it. My husband Mark is a perfect example of this - he struggled at first but now
he finds it almost has a sweet taste to it.

Q: 4) Do you have few fast tips on how to look out for good quality bee pollen?

A: The best tip I can give to people is to know your source. Where did it come from?
Was it sourced from near an industrial area? If so, you can almost count on industrial
contaminants and heavy metals being in the pollen. Try to find a pollen source that is
as far away from industry as possible. Northern Canada is a great place as it New
Zealand.

And don't be tricked by the organic label. We've tried to source organic pollen many
times and there are many greedy suppliers out there just looking to capitalize on this
buzz word. Just because it says it is organic doesn't mean it's high quality. Believe
me when I say there are different standards for different certification organizations.

Also, if your pollen is very inexpensive to buy, chances are it is cheap off-shore
pollen. We've had issues with suppliers blending quality Canadian pollen with cheap,
off shore pollen in order to save money.

Q: 5) What's your favourite bee pollen recipe? Why? Could you share with us the
ingredients and preparation steps?

A: My favourite Bee Pollen Recipe is the Super Smoothie.

Ingredients:

2 scoops high Quality vanilla Protein Powder (preferably one WITHOUT aspartame or
sucralose)
1/2 banana
1/2 Cup raspberries
1-2 TBSP Bee Pollen
1 TBSP liquid honey

Blend only until liquefied. Don't over blend as some of the nutrients may be damaged
or lost due to the heat of the blender.

When I do this in the morning, I am buzzing with energy all day!


About The Author

Ruth Tan runs the popular website Benefits of Honey which is an immensely rich,
quality resource on honey and its benefits, and a plethora of health-related issues.
Discover the amazing health benefits and all the positive spin-offs super-food honey
can bring to your life and the lives of your loved ones at
A lot of us are interested to know
more about bee pollen health benefits
and its application. I have the privilege
of asking Angela, the owner of
bee-pollen-buzz several questions
related to the topic. As a beekeeper's
daughter, she has been taking bee
pollens since she was a baby. Her
experience with this super-food really
amazes me. Below records my
interaction with her.

Q: 1) When and how did you start
using bee-pollen?

A: I started using bee pollen as a
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