I’m throwing something at you today that caught my attention the second I saw it.
We all knew honey was a thing with all of its crazy benefits (check out: why you need manuka honey).
But bee pollen?
Yes, like.. actual bee pollen.
I talk about a lot of things on Champagne In Church that are ‘not just fads’ because I think it’s so easy to just order shit due to the obsession all over social media these days.
I’ll never talk about things I haven’t been trying. I’m very honest with you guys about what I’m eating, eliminating, replacing, etc.
I think it’s important to discuss REAL LIFE SHIT.
On my search into natural foods for the body to change the way I was feeling ( coughs, allergies, bloating, etc. ) I came across many different things – a huge one being dairy. I’ve read numerous articles explaining how dairy can really trigger allergies in people, and most of us don’t even know we have an allergy to dairy.
I explain more about how being sick was related to my diet in the moon juice isn’t just a fad post. The author of that cookbook (which is way more than just a cookbook), Amanda Chantal Bacon, really explains the dirty deets on all of that.
With that being said, I’m still trying to give dairy the boot from my diet. I’ve gone to almond or cashew milk, dairy-free ice cream, and FOR NOW I’m doing goat cheese instead of any cheese from a cow. I can’t seem to eliminate cheese yet.. I have a thing for it. Baby steps.
I’ll never tell you I’m completely dairy free, when.. I’m not. What’s the point of that?
& I’m not normally about ‘eliminating’ things. I like to make replacements and still indulge here & there. But I’m really interested to see if this one helps with my allergies.
Have any of you tried this? Or do this? I’d love to know. Hearing back from you guys really makes all the difference. Let me know, comment below!
Anyway, the next big thing I came across blew my mind. I HAD TO know more. WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY.
I was searching about allergies & how to reduce them, and this little number came up: bee pollen.
I was shocked but very intrigued.
Obviously, being me, I went to work on the research about it and found that it’s extremely beneficial to health with NUMEROUS benefits.
+ it’s packed with protein – nearly half of it being in the form of free amino acids & ready to be used by the body right away
+ full of antioxidants, vitamins, & minerals
+ contains high vitamin B levels – great for acne & skin
+ helps with recovery from exercise & supports muscle growth
+ energy booster – helps fight fatigue & reduces stress
+ boosts the immune system & may reduce allergies
Well.. shit, huh?
Having it be packed with protein was huge for me. I’m sending out a subscriber email this week on being afraid of protein. I think a lot of us are? I was afraid of ‘bulking up’.. I guess you could say. I had the complete wrong idea about it. Chat more about that on the email! (subscribe)
As if those benefits weren’t enough.. hold on.
[ from this article: ]
” Infertility Problems – Bee pollen stimulates and restores ovarian function, and therefore may be used to assist in accelerating pregnancy. As well as being a hormonal booster, it is also a great aphrodisiac!”
I specifically add it to my post workout smoothie because of the muscle recovery benefit.
& that way I get all the other benefits of it as well.
Having a specific way to actually eat the food helps me to actually eat it. I know, that sounds weird. But if I just throw bee pollen in my fridge and don’t have a certain recipe for it, I will only use it every now and then. Having it be a key ingredient in my post workout smoothie makes me actually use it. Make sense?
You can also just take a spoonful of it if you work like that. Whatever floats your boat.
Totally, completely, 110% sold on this stuff.
I’m about to go prepare my smoothie for tomorrow morning ( I was so unprepared today and all over the place.. annoying AF ).
Chat tomorrow babes
– krissy x
side note: i’m not a doctor, nutritionist, etc. i’m just doing what works best for me and sharing it with you. some people may have different allergies to foods that i’m eating. always be sure to know your body & what will work or won’t work for you.