Ever wondered why all of a sudden you spontaneously start to feel nasally?
It can be from allergies. The pollen count that surrounds you might be at a high, which makes you feel like you are developing the common cold – when actually you’re not. Even though some of the pollen is produced in these plants, the ones that are the real culprits are grass. Grass pollen is known to give people the sickness symptoms.
The more up north you are located, the later the spring season starts to bloom. Also, the more up north you are residing in, the higher the pollen count. Keep in mind pollen thrives in dry and windy weather rather than in rainy weather. During the dry seasons, it’s easy for pollen to travel. In the rain, pollen gets stuck between the droplets – preventing them from traveling. Many people believe that pollen comes mostly from flowers. The local pollen count sometimes is issued during the daily forecast. So what can help you defeat the symptoms?
Fight pollen with pollen!
Did you know bee pollen can help relieve your pollen allergies? A weird thought, we know! Bee pollen is the food from young bees. Many people have described it to be sweet and crunchy. How is it made? When they go from flower to flower scraping off the pollen, they create their own powder for the honey hive – in which we can consume as well. Many people have used it in their smoothies, oatmeals, and yogurt to add a little hint of sweetness and crunch. Bee pollen contains antioxidants, minerals, protein and vitamins that are helpful to our immune system. It can fight against allergies by preventing histamine (a factor of allergic reactions) from releasing from cells. Not only does it have that benefit, but bee pollen has other benefits. Their properties help with inflammatory systems, boost the immune system, and speed up healing.
Note To Self:
If you know that you are allergic to bees, it’s best to stay away from bee pollen. If consumed, a person can go into anaphylactic shock. If you are not sure if you are allergic, check with your doctor. If a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s best to consume bee pollen at a low or not at all because it might affect the child. If a person is on blood thinners it’s also best to check with the doctor before consuming.