Do you know the benefits of honey? We made a video talking about its uses and why you should have it at home.
But did you know that taking a spoonful of honey before going to bed can help you sleep better?
Throughout history, honey was used as a medicine against different problems, especially respiratory ones, such as coughs.
However, some recent studies point out that eating honey before bed can improve sleep quality, especially for sleep troubles associated with other diseases.
According to a scientific study published by the Current Signal Transduction Therapy, certain foods can induce sleep thanks to their tryptophan and ability to stimulate serotonin.
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid involved in the quality of sleep. Serotonin induces relaxation and signals to the brain when it is “time to sleep.”
But, what do these things have to do with honey?
It is important to understand that honey isn't a wonder drug for sleep or to fight insomnia.
We suggest you talk to a doctor if your insomnia issues don't improve even after watching our videos.
Children younger than one mustn't consume honey. It might contain Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism.
This disease can cause serious health problems, such as double and blurry vision, photophobia, dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, and compromise the nervous system (trouble swallowing, speaking, or moving) and respiratory muscles.
This bacteria may be harmful to children younger than one because their gut microbiota isn't fully formed.
For healthy adults, the amount of Clostridium botulinum found in honey isn't dangerous.
Honey is also not recommended for diabetic people since it is rich in sugar and can cause glycemia peaks.
Pregnant women should also pay attention and try to add honey to a healthy diet to avoid the risk of gestational diabetes.
Since honey is highly caloric and rich in sugar, its excessive consumption may cause weight gain.
If you want to maintain your mental health and wake up full of energy, eating honey at night can help you.
Now, tell us, with what frequency do you eat honey?
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