Promotes Healthy Sleep
The average adult liver can store only about 75 to 100 grams of glycogen, with differences between men and women and according to body size.
The body will consume about 10 grams of glycogen per hour (6.5 grams by the brain and 3.5 grams by the heart, kidneys, and red blood cells). When one eats dinner at 6:00 pm and goes to bed at 11:00 pm, the body will have utilized up to half of the liver’s supply of glycogen, leaving less than needed for eight hours of rest. Eating honey before bedtime re-stocks the liver with glycogen and ensures getting through the night before the brain triggers a crisis search for fuel, which would normally wake you up.
Honey has long been used for centuries to heal topical wounds. Unprocessed or “raw” honey contains antimicrobial properties that promote wound healing.
Burns and abrasions can swell as the body works to bring fluid to the area. Honey can help reduce the swelling and can also protect the injury from infection.
Antioxidants are important because they are like foot soldiers in the fight against illness, aging, and the breakdown of the human body. They zero in on free radicals, grab hold, and sweep them out of your body keeping you healthier, younger looking, and in better shape. Antioxidants can help keep your skin smooth and looking younger. Raw honey has also been reported to help with acne.
There are good bacteria in the body and bad bacteria in the body. The good bacteria help to break down the foods you eat and transform them into substances your body needs. Bad bacteria attack your system and can cause everything from a sore throat to an upset stomach. Raw honey is a natural probiotic that stimulates the growth of the good hormones in your body. This will help keep your system working smoothly.
Honey stimulates the release of tryptophan which helps make you sleepy. If you’re having trouble counting sheep, a teaspoon of honey before bed can help.
Softens and Relieves Skin
Rough, cracked feet can be painful. Honey’s moisturizing abilities can restore your feet just in time for sandal season.
Whether it’s a bug bite or eczema, itchy skin can distract you and scratching only makes it worse. Instead, use the power of raw honey to neutralize the itch, help heal the skin, and soften the tissue.