1. Bee Pollen
Did you know that honey is not the only delicious food produced by those hardworking bees? Bee Pollen or even raw pollinated honey is one of the world’s top nutritionally complete superfoods containing nearly all the nutrients necessary for optimal human health. It is nature’s vitamin to which standard synthetic varieties cannot come close to in quality and bioavailability.
Every teaspoonful contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen. And you certainly want to take a daily spoon of this stuff. Bee pollen is not only rich in vitamins and minerals but also provides an expansive abundance of essential amino acids, enzymes, hormones, and beneficial fatty acids. It can also assist in weight-loss efforts as it is high in lecithin, which aids in dissolving and flushing out fat cells, all while nourishing the cells of our brain and improving memory!
Pollen is considered an energy tonic in Chinese medicine and cultures throughout the world use it for extending longevity, enhancing beauty, improving vitality and endurance, and treating chronic illnesses. According to researchers at the Institute of Apiculture, Taranov, Russia:
“Honeybee pollen is the richest source of vitamins found in Nature in a single food. Even if bee pollen had none of its other vital ingredients, its content of rutin alone would justify taking at least a teaspoon daily, if for no other reason than strengthening the capillaries. Pollen is extremely rich in rutin and may have the highest content of any source, plus it provides a high content of the nucleics RNA (ribonucleic acid) and DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).”
If you want to experience a noticeable boost in physical energy, mental clarity and overall health, then you should strongly consider incorporating bee pollen into your daily routine.
Spirulina, dubbed as the “miracle from the sea”, is an extremely nutrient-dense blue-green algae found in tropical and subtropical waters that contains all of the essential nutrients needed for vibrant health and proper body functions. Many people have used it for a variety of benefits such as: detoxing, lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, wound healing, boosting immune system, improving digestion, enhancing memory, alleviating anxiety and depression, treating precancerous growths, increasing energy metabolism, and the list goes on!
Spirulina has an impressive nutritional profile that contains an abundance of chlorophyll, fatty and nucleic acids, lipids and a myriad of important nutrients including protein, complex carbohydrates, iron, magnesium and vitamins A, K, and B complex, as well as a full spectrum of powerful antioxidant carotenoids. Research shows that the carotenoids found naturally in algae and vegetables are easily assimilated by the body due to a key 9-cis isomer which the synthetic varieties lack. This is why natural sources of carotenoids provide a far more superior protection against cancer than any man made vitamin on the market.
Furthermore, spirulina’s unique combination of phytonutrients help detoxify accumulated toxins in the body and eliminate them safely through the bowels. Spirulina is truly an anti-aging food that nourishes, cleanses and heals.
Chlorella is another form of single celled algae that emerged almost 2 billion years ago, and is often confused with spirulina. However, just like Spirulina, Chlorella is considered a complete amino acid-based food and is chock full of essential nutrients. Medicinally, it has been used in dramatically boosting the immune system to fight infections, disease and even cancer.
It drives up the white blood cell counts which is especially beneficial to immunodeficient people with HIV and cancer. Furthermore, chlorella can increase the “good” bacteria in the gut which improves digestions, decreases inflammation and has a positive domino effect on digestive disorders such as ulcers, constipation, ulcerative colitis, Crohns, and diverticulitis.
Interestingly, because of it’s unique molecular structure, chlorella is able to bind to various chemicals, pesticides and heavy metals (such as arsenic, lead and mercury), and then safely flush out the accumulated toxins through the bowels. It does not however, affect the minerals that the body needs such as magnesium, zinc, or iron.
Chlorella can provide incredible healing benefits to anyone suffering from depression, PMS, asthma, skin rashes, neurodegenerative diseases, autism, hypertension, digestive distress, weak immune systems, chronic colds/flus, fatigue, autoimmune dysfunction and cancer. It has even been found to protect the body from the radiation used in cancer therapy as well as ultraviolet radiation we are exposed to on a regular basis.
4. Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds are another example of a nutritionally-dense, complete protein food. Packed with a perfect balance of essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids, hemp seeds provide a powerful charge to vitality, energy metabolism, rapid injury recovery, improved circulation and an enhanced immune system.
The perfect ratio of hemp seed protein supports ideal health. It provides all the needed components to produce human serum albumin and serum globulins like the immune enhancing gamma globulins. If your body is running low on these essential building blocks needed to produce the “army” of immune cells, then you will be more susceptible to illness and recover at a much slower pace.
Since hemp seeds are such a rich source of globulin starting material, getting a nice healthy dose of them will insure that your immune system has the reservoir of immunoglobulin resources needed to generate disease destroying antibodies that are so crucial to the immune defense system.
Hemp seeds were used therapeutically in Czechoslavakia to treat nutritional deficiencies brought on by tuberculosis, which is a serious nutrition blocking disease that causes the body to waste away. [Czechoslovakia Tubercular Nutritional Study, 1955] This supports the idea that incorporating hemp seeds into your diet can help restore ideal immunity and health while preventing illness.