Why You Need to Include Bee Products in Your Anti-Cancer Diet

Honeybees do and make amazing things!ย  We are all familiar with honey but in addition to this sweet nectar of the bees, they also produce other health promoting goodness that are great to include in your anti-cancer diet.

Let’s take a look!

Bee Propolis

Bee Propolis is made by honeybees through a fascinating process of mixing saliva and beeswax. These ingenious little buzzers use propolis to seal and protect their hives. Bee propolis is high in antioxidants containing various flavonoids, fatty acids, amino acids and a variety of vitamins.

Health benefits you ask?

Here are just a few.

Bee Propolis:

๐Ÿ Aids in digestion

๐Ÿ Improves immunity

๐Ÿ Is anti-viral

๐Ÿ Is anti-bacterial

๐Ÿ Can be effective in relieving mucositis brought on by chemotherapy

Bee propolis is sold as a tincture, spray, paste or capsules so you would buy it in the form appropriate for what you want to use it for.

Chrysin is a polyphenol found in bee propolis (and honey as well).

Like many other flavonoids, chrysin has free-radical scavenging, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anticancer activities (Mani 2018). Although few human studies have been conducted with chrysin, animal studies and in vitro studies suggest that it may protect against DNA damage (George 2017) and modulate several cell-signaling pathways involved in cancer progression, including those affecting inflammation, cell survival, cell growth, new blood vessel growth, and metastasis (Kasala 2015).

Bee Pollen

Bee pollen comes from the pollen that collects on the bodies of bees as they go flower to flower.

It is a mixture of pollen, saliva, and nectar or honey.

Bee pollen:

๐Ÿ Is a complete protein

๐Ÿ Is full of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and lipids

๐Ÿ Increases energy

๐Ÿ May help to lower blood pressure

Bee pollen is available in most health food stores.ย  They are tiny little gold nuggets and can easily be added to smoothies, mixed in with salads and sprinkled on top of yogurt.

Royal Jelly

Royal Jelly is a gelatinous substance produced by honeybees to feed the queen bees and larvae.

Royal Jelly:

๐Ÿ Is rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants

๐Ÿ May help to regulate blood sugar

๐Ÿ Is anti-bacterial and anti-viral

๐Ÿ May help to support a healthy immune system

It is most commonly sold in its jelly form or in capsules.


Honey is the most well known of the bee creations. It has a wonderful flavour and is a much healthier sweetener than regular sugar.


๐Ÿ Is a prebiotic food. It has oligosaccharides that can promote the growth of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria

๐Ÿ Possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, apoptotic, and antioxidant properties

๐Ÿ Is the oldest wound-healing agent known to mankind

Carbohydrates dominate the composition of honey taking up approximately 95โ€“97% of its dry weight. Honey also includes proteins, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids.

Evidence has shown the presence of nearly thirty types of polyphenols in honey. Polyphenol levels in honey vary depending upon the floral source, the climatic and geographical conditions.

Sore Throat Remedy

Got a sore throat?ย  Try this!

Mix together:

  • 1 cup warm (not boiling) water
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ยฝ lemon, juice

Drink up to soothe your sore throat.

















Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower is one of the most versatile veggies out there.ย  From pizza crust to hearty soup it seems like this crunchy wonder has endless possibilities in the kitchen!

Cauliflower is one of a group of vegetables in the cruciferous family.ย  And when it comes to cancer nutrition, cruciferous veggies are at the top.ย ย Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, a sulfur compound known for its anticancer benefits.

A study has also found that a compound in cauliflower calledย ย phenethyl isothiocyanate may prevent the relapse of certain cancers by killing cancer stem cells.

Add to this cauliflower’s high fiber and array of vitamins and minerals and you have one powerful veggie!

This yummy recipe is for Cauliflower Mash, a great low carb alternative to traditional mashed potatoes.


Cauliflower Mash

4 servings


  • 1 head of cauliflower divided in to florets
  • ยผ cup water reserved from steamed cauliflower
  • 1 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon ricotta cheese
  • ยผ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Steam cauliflower until tender. Reserve a ยผ cup of the steaming water
  2. Place all ingredients in to a food processor EXCEPT water
  3. Blend until desired consistency adding reserved water as needed
  4. Salt and pepper to taste

Serve warm.