Breakfast time at our house includes a tiny bit of bee pollen along with a little yogurt or juice. Sometimes it includes hot cereal like brown rice or steel cut oats sweetened with raw, organically produced honey. We were excited to receive our first mailed box of honey and pollen late this summer. We purchased it from a family-run apiary in Georgia that we had the privilege of visiting.
Apiarists and herbalists have long known that bee pollen helps stimulates the body's immune system to reduce allergies. It seems to have increased our resistance to some seasonal allergies. It was interesting when I met another mom whose family had already been using pollen for over a year, and she said they didn't get any serious colds or flu last winter.
It's fascinating to hear that bee pollen contains 22 amino acids, 27 minerals, vitamins and enzymes, is 35% protein, 40% carbohydrate and 5% fat.
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Here's a link
to download the Honey and Wellness brochure from the National Honey Board.
(Of course, don't give honey or pollen to any child under a year old, and check with your doctor if you have any allergies, sensitivies or serious medical conditions.)
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