We are all aware of the benefits honey has for our skin but what does it do for the body? Well, honey has some pretty good benefits for our health as well. And yes it is really sweet, so you might be thinking it will cause weight gain however the opposite is true. I have listed two major benefits of taking honey below.
When we sleep our brain uses energy, part of this energy comes from sugar stored up in the liver called glycogen. According to studies, raw honey produces more of this glycogen than cooked foods. Our bodies only store about 75 grams of glycogen at a time and uses up 10 grams every hour. So imagine how short you are of this vital element around 10pm or 11pm when you go to bed if you had dinner around 6pm. Very little! And so when we consume honey at night it aids in getting that beauty sleep since our brain is getting sufficient energy.
When your liver does not have sufficient glycogen, it causes stress on your brain resulting in you not sleeping well. And since the body is in stress mode, it will store up more fat. A normal functioning body should burn fat whilst we sleep but if your body is under this stress, you miss out on the fat burning exercise daily so instead of your body burning fat it is storing it. So eat up that honey!
So some nights, in fact most nights i cant bring myself to eating an entire tablespoon of raw honey, so i will mix 2 tablespoons with some warm water or tea and that makes for a more bearable taste.
Give it a try for a week, let me know how it works out for you.
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