CERTIFIED NUTRITIONIST GUNA BĪLANDE ON BEE BREAD AND WHY WE SHOULD USE IT
"In our busy and fast-paced daily routine it is important to keep track of what we eat, so that we can get enough vitamins, minerals, as well as other necessary nutrients.
But no matter how we try to receive all the necessary substances through food, it is often simply not possible, therefore we have to use some vitamin complex or dietary supplement in addition.
However, this does not necessarily mean that we have to go straight to the pharmacy – certainly not. Many vitamins, micro and macro elements and the valuable omega fatty acids we really need can be received with the help of various dietary supplements or so-called superfoods, which are often more natural than pharmacy products.
Among such especially valuable products, obtained in Latvia, I would like to highlight bee bread, which in its essence is a nature-made vitamin complex, containing 240 to 380 active substances.
What is bee bread exactly and why should we use it? Simply put, bee bread is fermented pollen. In the process of fermentation, naturally occurring compounds, such as proteins, are broken down into simpler compounds – amino acids, which are more easily absorbed by the body. Amino acids in turn are the raw material for the formation of protein, tissue and cells.
Different combinations of 28 amino acid compounds make up 50 000 proteins and 20 000 tissues in our body. If the body lacks just one amino acid, the relevant protein is not formed. In addition, the normal functioning of the body requires 9 irreplaceable amino acids, all of which are found in bee bread. They are irreplaceable because the human body does not produce
these amino acids itself, therefore we receive them through food.
Bee bread contains a great variety of vitamins, such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E, D, K, PP, H, etc. As they are naturally produced, unlike synthetically produced vitamins, the body is able to consume them fully.
Bee bread also contains iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, as well as many other micro and macro elements. If calculated in proportion, bee bread contains more protein than, for example, meat, fish, milk. It
contains high amounts of unsaturated fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6, omega-9, which are essential for the normal functioning of the human nervous system, but for children are very important for brain development. Another such naturally occurring “vitamin complex” is practically non-existent.
Bees use bee bread for the development of the colony (young bees) in the spring period, which means that bee bread contains all the nutrients for bees to grow and develop to their full potential. As the stomach of the bee is similar to the human stomach in some ways, the nutrients in bee bread can also be perfectly used by humans.
But what are the benefits of all these nutrients to the human body? What benefits does bee bread provide to health? Bee bread is good for the heart, eyesight, the digestive system and immunity. It should be used
to protect yourself from the common cold, to boost immunity, to reduce fatigue and to restore strength after physical and mental exertion, as well as to slow down the aging process.
It improves memory, stimulates working capacity and activates thinking, improves eyesight. Bee bread is recommended for rehabilitation of the body after the use of antibiotics, as it restores microflora in the stomach and the intestines. Bee bread is especially popular among vegetarians and raw foodists, who admit it is a great way to take in much needed micronutrients, macronutrients, omega fatty acids and amino acids"
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