You must be familiar with the biblical allusion of the land of milk and honey. Aside from that, there are several benefits of this combination.
The health benefits of honey and milk include advantages in skin care and the development of stamina. They have many benefits when taken individually, today though, we explore the benefits of the combination.
Honey is traditionally used for health because of its antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties, as well as its soothing, anti-inflammatory effects on respiratory issues. Milk, on the other hand, has traditionally been praised for its vitamin and mineral content, including vitamin-A, B, and D, as well as calcium, animal protein, and lactic acid. However, those attributes can combine when milk and honey are taken together, resulting in some unique and desirable health benefits.
Both honey and milk possess antimicrobial and cleansing properties. A cocktail of the two enhances these properties. Numerous cleansers are prepared using milk and honey, because the mixture gives the skin a healthy glow. One can also enjoy a milk and honey bath, by mixing them in equal quantities in the water. The combination is often used in popular spas throughout the world. Wololo! I am not about to waste precious milk and honey on a bath.
Anti Aging Properties
People in ancient civilizations (Egyptians, Greeks, Romans etc.) used to drink milk and honey in order to preserve youth. It cleanses your skin giving you a youthful glow.
Honey has long been known as a source of prebiotics– nutrients that stimulate the growth and development of probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that grow and develop in our intestines and digestive system.
Prebiotics have demonstrated a stimulatory effect on bifidobacteria, a type of probiotic that is found in milk. The carbohydrates and simple sugars in honey promote the healthy and proper function of these beneficial bacteria that are essential for the healthy maintenance and function of the digestive tract. When the bacterial balance in the digestive tract is good, it eliminates a number of irritating conditions, including constipation, cramps, bloating, and it prevents the development of harmful bacterial growth.
A glass of milk and honey every morning is known to improve a person’s stamina. While milk contains proteins, honey contains the necessary carbohydrates required for effective stimulus of the metabolism. Milk and honey provides a boost in strength to everyone, including children and the elderly.
Animal proteins from milk are broken down by enzymes into their basic amino acids, and are then reformed to create usable proteins for humans. The excess material in this transformation is then oxidized as usable energy. Proteins are an essential part of the human diet, and honey helps to stimulate their metabolism!
Clear Respiratory Tract
Warm milk in combination with honey is great remedy against colds and coughs.
As research continues, it is gradually becoming clear that honey acts as a carrier and a transport of nutrients from food throughout the body. Specifically, honey has shown itself to be integral in the body’s uptake of calcium, of which milk is a rich source. Therefore, consuming honey and milk together will not only give your body the necessary nutrient (calcium) to benefit your bone health, but also the nutrient to maximize the absorption of it into your body. Proper calcium levels can prevent conditions like osteoporosis and inflammation of the joints as we age! Women are especially prone to osteoporosis.
Honey and milk have both been traditionally used as remedies for insomnia and sleeplessness. Individually, they are both effective, but the effects are strengthened when taken together. Honey is one of the rare sugary foods that causes a controlled increase in the amount of insulin being secreted, which also promotes tryptophan to be released into the brain.
Tryptophan is normally converted into serotonin, which induces a feeling of relaxation. Furthermore, serotonin is commonly converted to melatonin, a well-researched sleep aid. People have used warm milk and honey for centuries to help them sleep.
Now you can prepare that wonder cocktail with understanding. I have a M&H cocktail to imbibe, so till next time!