According to studies at the University of Illinois and others, vitamins and minerals in raw honey can help reduce levels of “bad” cholesterol by taking 1 teaspoon of raw honey daily.
A Dutch study showed that warm milk can calm and help combat sleep problems. Adding raw Honey also plays an important role in this classic cure, for the amino acid tryptophan in the milk to work, it needs insulin. Insulin is made in the body when we eat something sweet and by adding honey to the milk it increases insulin which then releases serotonin. Our body then converts serotonin into melatonin, a chemical compound that regulates the length and quality of sleep. By putting a spoonful of honey in your warm milk and drinking it every night you will find that you have a better nights sleep.
Eating raw honey on a empty stomach helps to fight bacteria due to its antibacterial properties – taking a spoonful of raw honey when you first wake up and not eating for an hour will help or before going to sleep but you need to not eat 2hrs before going to sleep so it is taken on an empty stomach.
Research shows that the antioxidants in raw honey can prevent arteries from becoming blocked therefore can help to reduce a number of cardiovascular diseases.
A teaspoon of raw honey a day on an empty stomach can help to keep the doctor away for many illnesses.
Raw honey is an excellent substitute to sugar, as it keeps the blood sugar even and can even help you lose weight. Raw honey contains vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin C, iron, calcium, sodium, zinc, potassium and phosphorus, and minerals that are known to speed up your metabolism.