2. Release of Sleeping Hormone
Second, honey facilitates restorative sleep by contributing to the release of melatonin in the brain. Honey triggers a small spike in insulin levels, and insulin stimulates the release of tryptophan in the brain.
Tryptophan is converted to serotonin, which is then converted to melatonin. Melatonin in return inhibits the release of insulin, thus further stabilizing blood sugar levels during the night.
Melatonin is necessary for restorative sleep. Often called the “wellness hormone,” it helps to enhance immunity and facilitate the rebuilding of tissues during rest.
Not only will it help you fall asleep faster but it also heals you quicker and revitalizes you for the next day. Not many sleeping solution products can claim they are organically beneficial for you.
Other Benefits Of Honey
Honey’s benefits don’t begin and end with sleep, however; here are some of the natural benefits of raw, organic honey:
- It is a natural anti-bacterial agent with significant wound-healing properties, historically used in emergency medicine for its ability to fight infection.
- Often used in organic shampoos and soaps, honey has been proven to effectively fight inflammatory acne.
- Honey is a novel antidiabetic agent, reducing blood glucose levels and generally being more easily tolerated than other sugars.
- A natural antimicrobial, honey has shown significant potential in dealing with drug-resistant bacteria, and possibly even reversing antibiotic resistance.
Making Honey Part Of Your Diet
A review of multiple studies suggests that when taken in significant amounts, honey has a whole host of health benefits – all the more reason to make it part of your daily diet, especially as a sugar substitute.
Getting honey from the source can be another challenge; while honey is easy enough to find at your local supermarket, it doesn’t always come from sustainable sources, which can be a real problem with so many bee populations currently threatened by Colony Collapse Disorder.