Why Busy Bee Makes You Smarter and More Beautiful
Busy Bee: Bee Pollen Supplement
Boosts Beauty and Supports Healthy Brain + Body
This information was obtained through The Body Mind Institute’s Raw Nutritionist Certification Program. This paper was written by Jiva Bhaksa Founder, Diya SenGupta.
3 Things You Need to Know About Busy Bee
1. It’s a Superfood
- In general, superfoods are great for the brain + body
- They have more minerals, complete proteins, and polysaccharides
- The above elements surge our cells with “fuel,” and increase our metabolic functioning.
- Stress Defense Shield
- Superfoods fortify our cells, and prevent cells from deteriorating under stress (or oxidization… think: antioxidant).
- The result: Stronger proteins help protect from premature aging, give our metabolism a boost, build a stronger skin barrier, strengthen our hair, and strengthen our nails—all of which are made up of proteins.
- Stress Defense Shield
2. It’s a complete protein source
- What does protein do for us?
- It powers our cells with fuel
- It builds our neurotransmitters
- It builds adrenaline, dopamine, and serotonin in our bodies
- Note: Adrenaline may get a bad rap, but it’s not bad for you, it’s needed to do basic things like move your arms and stand up!
- It builds our hair, our skin, nails, muscles, and organs.
- Why is a complete protein important for our bodies?
- We want to take in rich sources of raw protein that are totally bio-available to the cells.
- How do we know if we are protein deficient?
- Test your cognitive functioning. The #1 symptom of protein deficiency is that brain isn’t working properly.
- David Wolfe says, “Bee pollen is a high grade noble essence. It may be the best protein source, the best EFA source, the best DNA & RNA source and the best neurotransmitter precursor source of any single food.”
3. It’s considered a raw plant protein
- Raw complete protein sources have an 80-90% absorption rate into our bodies
- Animal protein has less bio-availability2 to our cells, and from about 40 grams of protein, your body may only see up to 8 grams of protein absorption
- Raw plant protein does not overwhelm your kidneys
- Cooked protein overwhelms the kidneys (kidneys are somewhat intolerant to cooked protein), but raw plant protein has no adverse effect on the kidney function.
- What do you mean cooked protein can harm your body?
- It won’t happen immediately, but over time, consuming cooked proteins can contribute to kidney failure
- Example: We see this a lot in animals, like cats and dogs, who eat cooked protein regularly, and have severe kidney failure in their later age
- Body-Mind Linkage to Kidneys: Kidneys are related to fear, anxiety
- They are attached to the adrenal glands which control our stress hormone levels
- When we overwhelm the kidneys with cooked protein, we also overwhelm the adrenal glands—increasing our anxiety and increasing our “fear.”
- Why? Cooked protein is not a complete protein. Therefore, the complete proteins are not there to develop adequate amounts of dopamine and serotonin in your body to keep you happy and healthy.
- metabolic functioning rich sources of protein strengthen our metabolic functioning because they create neurotransmitters, phenethylamines, noradrenaline, adrenaline, dopamine, and the serotonin in the body. These factors help your body’s cells communicate, and operate at the highest levels of efficiency.
- Key Takeaway: A complete protein is to your body what software is to a computer.
- bio-availability the amount of a certain nutrient that your body can absorb from a specific food. Bio-availability fluctuates depending on sourcing, and processing of your food.
- The Body Mind Institute shares: “Research shows that if we cook our protein, i.e., fish, turkey, chicken, we lose 50% of the protein immediately. The remaining protein is not 100% bio-available...perhaps only 40%. For example, we’re probably only getting 8 grams of protein out of the 40 grams that we actually ate when we finally get it down to the cells.”
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