Most of us are well aware that honey can be used to fight colds and moisturize our skin, but we may not be aware that scientists call it a superfood because of the many other properties it has that you may have never heard of. Combining it with food is tasty and healthy but if you consume just a spoonful of it before bed and let your body absorb all its goodness at night, you will be surprised by the wonders you’ll start seeing in your body.
1. A good night’s sleep
Honey contains a nutrient called tryptophan, a hormone that helps you relax and gives your body the signal that “it’s time to go to bed.” Though our body needs this amino acid, it doesn’t produce it naturally, and we can obtain it through our diet consuming products like honey.
Sometimes we wake up in the middle of the night. This happens because, during our sleep, our brain needs a substance called glycogen and induces the adrenal glands located in the kidneys to eject adrenaline and cortisol, which won’t let you sleep. Luckily, honey contains glycogen, so consuming it before sleep will help you avoid that adrenaline rush and ensure a good night’s sleep.