bee pollen

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Bee pollen is considered by many to be the most complete superfood available in nature. This is because bee pollen contains more than 96 different nutrients, including every nutrient known that our bodies needs. It contains from 24% to 35% complete protein, 22 amino acids, more than 12 vitamins, 28 minerals, 11 enzymes, 14 beneficial fatty acids, 11 carbohydrates, and is low in calories as well as rich in antioxidants. Gram for gram, bee pollen contains about 5 times more protein than cheese, eggs and meat! According to Ray Salelian, M.D., bee pollen contains vitamins A, many B vitamins (B1, B2, B6, and B12 ); niacin, pantothenic acis; folic acid; vitamins C, D, E and K; choline; inositol; rutin and other bioflavonoids; calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, and copper. Bee pollen contains bioavailable enzymes, all which have been shown to help with digestion and assimilation of other foods. Bee pollen can help balance hormones for improved reproductive health and libido, and contains lecithin, which supports the nervous system and brain. According to Dr. Mark Stengler, bee pollen also contains hard to get trace minerals such as silicon, molybdenum, boron, and sulfer.

-Bowden, Jonny. The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth. Fair Winds Press