Next up Bee Products– Bee products consist of raw honey, Bee Pollen, royal jelly and propolis. I’ll be breaking this up individually. Next, the final bee product – Propolis.
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What is Bee Propolis (1,2,3)?
The word “PROPOLIS” is from Greek and means “defend the city.” (1) Propolis is a substance, a tree resin, collected by bees and mixed with their own nectar and beeswax to protect the hive from foreign invaders and keep the hive healthy. The bees use the substance to fill the cracks in the hive, protecting it from invaders. If the invaders do manage to make it through the barrier, the propolis kills the invader. In fact, if a mouse or mole manages to get into the hive, the bees will sting it to death, then mummify it in propolis. (2)
Next up Bee Products– Bee products consist of raw honey, Bee Pollen, royal jelly and propolis. I’ll be breaking this up individually. Next – ROYAL JELLY
Royal Jelly is the exclusive food for the queen bee. The nurse bees produce the jelly and feed to select larvae, which then turn into queen bees. All the larvae begin the same, the only difference being what they are fed. The queen bee only eats royal jelly during her lifetime, which is 40x longer than a worker bee. She is also bigger and stronger than all other bees.
Health benefits of royal jelly include:
Complete nutrition – containing all vitamins, minerals and amino acids needed
Natural anti-biotic properties
Improve heart health
Lower blood pressure
Improve symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease
Here is a video explaining these benefits and much more.
A root that is in the same family as cabbage and broccoli (But tastes quite good!)…A root that’s an “adaptogen” or a plant that helps the body adapt to stress…A root that helps you lose weight, prevent diabetes, boosts immunity, and much more. It sounds pretty good right? Almost too good? Well, here is MACA ROOT! Most frequently seen in a powdered form.
Maca Root AKA: Peruvian Ginseng has TONS of health benefits, but here are just 10 of them
Helps to lose weight
Boosts the libido
Improve heart health
Strengthens the immune system
Helps during menopause
Improves a sense of well being
The following video goes into a bit more detail on these benefits
Who doesn’t love chocolate? I think we all like a good chocolate fix on occasion. However, the chocolate you eat bears little resemblance to proper chocolate, AKA- Raw Cacao (Pronounced Ka-Ka-o). Proper, raw cacao powder is considered a superfood. Now don’t rush out and buy a bunch of chocolate bars. The chocolate in candy bars has been heated, processed and refined ruining many of the health benefits, not to mention TONS of sugar added to the candy. Proper raw cacao powder has many health benefits, such as:
Protects the heart
Thins the blood
Prevents premature aging
Helps to shed fat
Healthy hair and nails
Shields the skin (from the sun)
Fights tooth decay
More details on the benefits of raw cacao are in the video below: