Having Trouble Sleeping? Try Some Of This “Golden Paste” And You’ll Sleep Like A Baby
We all know that the “golden liquid”-honey can be effective in treating colds as same as some commercial medicines, but studies have proved that it can also play an important role in improving the quality of sleeping as well.
According to Dr. Ron Fessenden, raw honey contains “an ideal ratio of glucose and fructose,” to support the liver, a vital organ that works without rest, during the process of sleeping.
Here are more information on how consuming one or two spoons of raw honey before going to bed can help you get quality sleep.
Honey Supports Sleep In Two Ways
1. It Keeps Liver Full
Honey ensures the needed supply of liver glycogen for the following night. In adults, the average liver can store around 75 -100 gr. of glycogen.
Our body will consume around 10 gr. of glycogen per hour. When someone takes dinner at 6:00 pm and goes to sleep at 11:00 pm, the body will have spent up to half of the supply of glycogen, leaving the liver with less than needed for the upcoming eight hours of rest.
Consuming honey before bedtime regenerates the liver with glycogen and insures getting through the night.
2. Honey Releases The Sleeping Hormone
Honey provokes a small spike in insulin levels. Insulin stimulates the production of tryptophan in the brain.
Next, tryptophan is converted to serotonin, and serotonin is converted to sleep hormone-melatonin. Melatonin obstructs the release of insulin and stabilizes blood sugar levels throughout the night.
Melatonin is usually called “wellness hormone: and it is very important for restorative sleep. It helps to boost immunity and ease the rebuilding of tissues during the time for rest.
Other Health Benefits Of Honey
Honey is not just important for good sleep, but raw, organic honey has many other health benefits:
• It has strong anti-bacterial properties with great wound-healing power, historically used in medicine for its ability to combat infection.
• Often, honey has been used in organic soaps and shampoos for its ability to efficiently fight inflammatory acne.
• Honey is a natural antimicrobial agent and has shown great potential in fighting with drug-resistant bacteria.
• It is an unusual antidiabetic agent, which helps reduce blood glucose levels and it is generally more easily tolerated than any other sugar.