Benefits of Honey as Natures Medicine
Hawaiian Honey may help you Sleep
Honey has long been used by cultures around the world as nature’s golden medicine, and for good reasons! Many of us in the United States have been taught that you should not eat honey before bed because it will cause you not to sleep.
- European cultural have recommended drinking warm milk with a teaspoon of honey to ensure a good night’s sleep.
- Central American cultures are known to prescribe drinking chamomile tea with a teaspoon of honey before bed.
- Ancient Chinese live by the saying that says they should “eat honey every night”.
According to this research, eating Raw Honey works wonders and is frequently recommended before going to sleep! Honey keeps your liver fueled with the correct amount of glycogen for the night. When you consume honey before bed, the honey helps the brain by spiking its insulin levels which your body releases tryptophan into the brain. Tryptophan is converted to serotonin, which then forms into melatonin.
Now Melatonin’s main job in the body is to regulate night and day cycles or sleep-wake cycles. Darkness causes the body to produce more melatonin, which signals the body to prepare for sleep. Light decreases melatonin production and signals the body to prepare for being awake. Some people who have trouble sleeping have low levels of melatonin. It is thought that adding melatonin from supplements might help them sleep.
Some people take synthetic melatonin supplements to adjust the body’s internal clock. For example, it is used for jet lag, for adjusting sleep-wake cycles in people whose daily work schedule changes (shift-work disorder), and for helping people establish a day and night cycle.
This is why melatonin has been called a “wellness hormone” because it enhances immunity and rebuilds tissues during rest. Not only does melatonin aid you while you sleep, but it ensures that you wake up well-rested.
Who knew consuming honey would do all that? But lets take this discussion one step further. If a 12 ounce jar of raw honey, like Lehua, is rich in Glucose sugar costs you $15 and a bottle of melatonin produced in a laboratory cost you $15, which would you choose.
But Honey has even more to offer.
Raw Honey may help you loose a few pounds
The Honey Diet was founded by Mike Mcinnes (a nutrition expert and former Boots Chemist) when he realized that athletes who ate foods rich in fructose (such as honey) burned ten times more fat than the average person and had increased their stamina levels drastically.
Honey acts as a fuel for your liver and enables it to produce more glucose. When the glucose is produced, it signals the brain that the sugar levels are high and in turn releases fat burning hormones. In order to truly see a difference in weight, you have to follow The Honey Diet, and replace sugar with honey throughout the day. In addition, you must drink warm water with three spoonfuls of honey before bed (to ensure that the fat burning hormones keep going throughout the night).
It’s hard to cut sugar out of your diet completely. If you drink coffee with sugar, you’d have to replace the sugar with honey. You can’t eat a lot of junk food, and you need to be careful with what you make for your meals (sugar is everywhere). If you’re committed to The Honey Diet, you’ll definitely see results.
Raw Honey for Medical Treatments
If you thought waking up rejuvenated and losing a few pounds was all honey had to offer, you’re mistaken. Honey is known to soothe a sore throat while acting as a cough medicine. Two teaspoons of honey will calm even the roughest sore throats, but because raw honey is not paturized it not intended for children under 1 year old.
In Hawaii, Locals often hunt wild pigs with the assistance of hunting dogs. When the dogs get injured, Hawaiian Honey is used to cover the wound to prevent infection and increase healing.
Raw Honey has antibacterial properties and a unique pH balance that promotes oxygen and healing compounds to a wound. Before you reach into your cabinet, know that wound-care professionals use medical-grade honey for healing chronic wounds and other injuries and has similar traits to hydrogen peroxide.
Among these things, honey may also offers these benefits:
- Prevents plaque from forming on your teeth
- Helps with allergies
- Boosts your immune system
- Help children (as well as adults) with acid reflux
While Hawaiian honey tastes great, be careful not to go overboard. Stick to one spoonful because it is high in sugar, which can be unhealthy if consumed in high quantities. Honey may not be recommended for diabetics, so check with your doctor first.
Who knew honey was this beneficial? Order some Hawaiian Honey and reap all of the benefits it has to offer.