Royal Jelly Miracle Food
The ‘Royal’ Benefits of Royal Jelly!
June 6, 2013 by Isabelle Beenen
Royal Jelly is one of the naturally occurring miraculous super foods on the planet that gets very little press! It packs a powerful health punch and here’s why:
Royal Jelly is a substance produced by worker honey bees. Bee colonies function on a hierarchical system: Bees all start out as unisex larvae, blank slate bee babies if you will. Then they break off into 1 of 3 roles within their colony. The worker bees (females), the drones (males used for reproduction) and The Queen Bee.
The workers and drones have a typical life span of 3-4 months, whereas The Queen Been can live for up to 7 years! What differentiates the role of The Queen Bee from the workers and the drones is quite simply what she is fed! Keep in mind, she starts off the same as the rest of colony but her diet transforms her into The Queen Bee. Workers and drones are fed royal jelly when they hatch, followed by pollen and honey for the following 6 days. The Queen Bee on the other hand, is exclusively fed royal jelly for the entirety of her life.
Here is a small list of the amazing benefits of consuming royal jelly:
- lowered cholesterol
- prolonged life span due to high antioxidant levels
- helps to keep skin smooth, toned and elastic
- protects the liver
- reduces arthritic pain
- boosted metabolism
And to conclude, here is a very informative video I stumbled across on Youtube by Shawn Stevenson about the extraordinary benefits of royal jelly:
As the french say, “A votre sante!” (To your health!)