5 Outstanding Health Benefits of Honey



Markus Wisnu Murti

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Honey is often perceived as a natural medicine as it contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatory capacities, and anti-diabetes known to reduce blood glucose levels.

    The following are 5 health benefits of consuming raw honey before bedtime:

    Sparks your "sleep hormone"

    Honey is said to contain tryptophan, which is known as a hormone that helps you relax by telling your body that it is time to sleep. 

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    Preserves your liver

    Your liver needs fuel overnight, which makes honey perfect for the role. Honey sparks a mild elevation of glucose, which is necessary for your brain and liver function.

    Helps reduce weight

    Consuming honey prior to sleep can help your body burn more fat through the night since raw honey contains only 64 calories per serving and give you a sensation of a "full tummy" at night.

    Reduces the risk of diabetes

    Taking a teaspoon of raw honey every night will help you reduce your blood glucose levels for a short time. This can also reduce your chances of developing diabetes. 

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    Enhances your immune system

    Raw honey contains plenty of antioxidants known to fight free radicals within the human body, which will help prevent heart diseases and boost the immune system. It is also rich in polyphenols—an antioxidant that helps prevent heart diseases and cancer.