What's her secret? Victoria Beckham has just hit her 40th birthday and has revealed her favourite new health superfood as bee pollen
While the majority of us were devouring our leftover Easter eggs on Bank Holiday Monday, Victoria Beckham tweeted to her 7.46m followers: 'Totally obsessed with this Bee pollen! so good for u!! X vb'.
Bee pollen, which is made by honeybees and priced at around £3.50 for 50g, is usually taken in granule form and you can sprinkle it onto salads or smoothies.
It is widely considered one of nature's most complete nourishing superfoods because it contains nearly all of the nutrients required to function by humans, including amino acids, B-complex, and folic acid.
It is said that bee pollen boosts energy levels, can be used topically to soothe skin conditions, curbs cravings and even acts as an aphrodisiac.
What does it do? Bee pollen, which can be sprinkled onto salad or into smoothies, is said to boost energy levels, curb cravings and act as an aphrodisiac
Katy Mason, Nutritionist at NutriCentre.com, said: 'Bee pollen is the pollen collected by bees from flowers; if you look closely at bees in the summer you may see little yellow balls collected on their legs, this is bee pollen which the bee is gathering to take back to the hive.
'These little pellets of bee pollen can then be harvested by bee keepers from the hive and taken to supplement the diet.
'Bee pollen is known for its rich and varied nutritional properties, it is high in proteins, amino acids, vitamins and folic acid.
'It is unique in that it is high in nutrients other products of animal origin don't possess. For example, bee pollen contains more amino acids gram for gram than beef, eggs or cheese.
'It can help increase energy due to the high B vitamin content and includes large amounts of rutin, an antioxidant that helps strengthen capillaries and blood vessels, which can support the cardiovascular system.
'Bee pollen contains all the nutrients we need; it is a wonderful vegetarian source of protein and contains all of the B vitamins, including vitamin B12 which can be hard to find in vegetarian sources.'
Susan Curtis, Natural Health Director of Neal’s Yard Remedies, adds: 'Bee pollen is one of nature's most completely nourishing foods, with nearly all the nutrients required by humans.
'It has been used for energy and endurance since ancient times, with a single pellet containing over 2 million nutrient-packed flower pollen granule.'
Looking good: Clearly the bee pollen is working wonders; Victoria arrived back from LA after her birthday celebrations looking younger than ever