3 Effects Of Drinking Milk Mixed With Honey At Night Before Going To Bed

Milk and honey are two of the most nutritious food items thanks to their impressive nutrient profile, which makes them highly desirable. They are often combined and added as food ingredients in many foods and drinks, due to their rich, inviting flavour, as well as their medicinal properties which make them potent against certain health issues.

 

The nutrient profile of milk is an excellent one as it contains nutrients such as calcium, vitamins B12, D, riboflavin, potassium, phosphorus, and selenium. Honey, on the other hand, contains nutrients such as carbs, riboflavin, and copper. In addition to those, it also possesses antioxidant compounds, which help to keep the body in premium condition.

Honey and milk can be combined to make a healthy drink, which could be consumed anytime during the day. However, their mixture, when taken or consumed at night could have certain positive effects on the body, as well as on the general state of health. With that in mind, below are a few effects that drinking milk and honey just before going to bed can have on the body:

1. May improve sleep quality

 

When consumed individually at night before going to bed, honey and milk are known to individually help to improve sleep quality. However, when combined, the sleep-improving ability of the pairing of milk and honey is taken up a notch as they both help induce sleepiness, thus helping you to fall asleep easily and have a deep sleep.

2. Stronger bone/improved bone health

 

The combination of milk and honey can also markedly help improve the lots of your bone health due to milk’s rich calcium content, which is linked to improved bone density, which reduces the risk of fractures and osteoporosis. Honey’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects also help protect the bone from ill-health.

3. Promotion of heart health

 

Sometimes, during sleep, the heartbeat rate increases and while this may not pose too much threat to health, the calming effect of honey and milk can help to reduce this. However, apart from that, milk has positive effects on the heart, helping to raise the levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Honey, on the other hand, helps to reduce levels of triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL (bad) cholesterol.

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