People are often divided when it comes to new and unusual food trends, you either love them or you don’t and we all know most don't live up to the hype. However, when it comes to Bee Pollen, the hype around this superfood isn’t going away any time soon, and there’s a reason why. These radiant nuggets of gold are packed with an abundance of nutrients that our bodies need to perform at their peak, and can be easily added to your diet to help treat or prevent a wide range of digestive problems. The best part is the health claims are backed by mountains of scientific research spanning the past 100 years, and well documents by our Ancient ancestors.
So firstly, Digestive Diseases - what are they?
A digestive disease refers to any health problem that occurs in the digestive tract - made up of the oesophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, and the gallbladder. Some common examples that you’ve probably heard of (and possibly even experienced) include heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease and lactose intolerance.
If you’re experiencing any of the below symptoms on a regular basis, you might have an undiagnosed digestive disease:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pain in the belly
- Excessive gas
These issues can be a result of many things, and it’s best to check with a healthcare professional surrounding your specific circumstances, however most of the time these diseases can be a result of what we're ingesting daily, as well as the result of bacteria in food, infection, stress, certain medications, compromised digestive system or chronic medical conditions. But no matter the cause, anyone who experiences recurring digestive problems faces challenges and discomfort on a daily basis, which is why we believe balance begins in the belly.
Do you shy away from outings where there may not be a bathroom? Do you turn down invitations in public because of fear of having an accident? Does it feel like you've tried it all and nothing works? If the answer is yes, rest assured, you’re not alone. Most people don’t like to talk about it, but having a gastrointestinal problem is more common than you think.
Why should I add Bee Pollen to my diet?
Known as the "Food of the Gods" for it's therapeutic medicinal qualities, just like honey, bee pollen is collected by bees as they float from flower to flower, which is then formed into pellets when combined with a little nectar and saliva. Found in Edible Earth’s Detox Life Elixir, bee pollen contains the highest known natural sources of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, anti-histamines, essential fatty acids and digestive enzymes, and is said to carry almost all major nutrients that the human body needs. Meaning it's one of the only foods you can exclusively survive off.
Containing unique gut enzymes to improve digestion, absorption and microbiome health, bee pollen is a must have when dealing with digestive issues. By healing and regulating the intestinal flora, bee pollen is able to calm digestive disorders and ailments as a direct result of the high enzyme content. Due to it’s high nutrient content, bee pollen can also be quickly absorbed and utilised by the body, and is easily broken down which will alleviate digestion.
The icing on the cake is it's ability to reduce inflammation throughout the whole body. This is essential in disease prevention and anti-aging wellness because one of the major causes of disease and aging stems from chronic inflammation.
How should I eat bee pollen?
Bee pollen has a sweet, slightly floral flavour, and can be added into salads, smoothies, on top of breakfast bowls and your favourite coconut yoghurt, or even stirred into your favourite juice! The kids and I eat it on the run, straight from the packet.
So, if you’re suffering in silence from a digestive disorder, suffer no more. Our DETOX Life Elixir containing 100% organic raw and live WA bee pollen is what your gut has been screaming for and the new answer to easing digestion the natural way.
Shop Edible Earth’s Detox Life Elixir here.