It’s no secret that Kourtney Kardashian’s fitness and beauty have evolved dramatically over the last year. The active mum of three is glowing as of late, I mean do we even need to mention the steamy KK x MF x Skims shoot? Wow... Leaving us all gobsmacked and wondering HOW! So, we’ve done the hard yards for you and discovered a key ingredient that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has revealed to be a daily essential to her youthful appearance and we are positively buzzing - bee pollen!
Bees are truly God's gift to this earth. Not only do they supply us with the goodness that is honey, but bees also provide us royal jelly (often used in skin care), and the tiny yellow nuggets of nutritional gold packed by worker honeybees, Bee Pollen.
Don’t be fooled, these little granules of magic coined Food of The Gods in ancient times, aren’t just an aesthetically pleasing addition to your granola bowl or a fancy topping for your yoghurt. Bee pollen, along with it's slightly sweet flavour and crunchy texture, is incredibly nutrient-dense, and a great protector against harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses. In fact, some medical professionals have even promoted bee pollen to be antifungal, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and rich in antioxidants, it is classified as a therapeutic medicine in Germany, a country always at the forefront of medical breakthroughs.
“I like to add a quarter of a teaspoon of bee pollen to my breakfast shakes in the morning,” Kourtney wrote in a blog post on her Poosh website. Bee pollen can be easily blend into smoothies for an almost undetectable flavour, but can also be a sweet addition to any dessert, or even garnished on top of salads. Kourtney also says that the sweet addition also helps her immune system and loads her up with vitamins, minerals and protein for the day, not to mention youthful skin through the digestion-aiding enzymes. Makes sense why British Hospitals used bee pollen to treat allergy and immune conditions in the 50's before pharmaceuticals took over.
CALM YOUR MIND
Bee pollen is a complete source of nutrition - it contains all the essential enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and hormones that we need for the development and growth of new cells, which means higher blood regulation around the body. As a result of this, reduced stress and anxiety levels can be seen due to the stimulated blood flow around the nervous tissues, which means boosted oxygen levels and nutrients sent to the brain. This extra mental mobility throughout the day is a lifesaver during these unprecedented times, as well as acting as a warm and fuzzy blanket on the nervous system.
LOVE YOUR BODY
We all know our hormones are the rulers of literally every single function our body does (or doesn’t) do! Therefore when we say these little bundles of gold have the ability to assist in stabilizing our hormones, you better take note. The enzymes and amino acids found in bee pollen can also aid in dissolving fat cells in the body, another reason why we’re adding this must have supplement to our morning shake. Had too many bubbles over the weekend? Some studies have even shown that bee pollen reverses the effects of liver damage, too! Bonus!
SHINE YOUR BEAUTY
Consuming bee pollen daily will have you glowing like Kourtney in no time. With naturally high levels of antioxidants, your skin will be thanking you as you protect it from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and environmental aggressors like UV and pollution. Bee pollen can also be used topically on the skin (dissolved in a honey solution) to speed up the healing process, boosting blood circulation on contact and working it’s antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties. Studies also show that pollen has the ability to detox dermal tissue, resulting in an increase in skin tightness, higher elasticity, a more glowing skin tone, and smooths out those dreaded wrinkles. It’s no wonder that bee pollen is a must have amongst the Kardashian clan!
Talk about a buzz-worthy ingredient!
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