A good night’s sleep
Honey contains a nutrient called tryptophan which is a hormone that provides relaxation. As soon as you take a bite of honey, it gives your body a signal that “it’s time to go to bed”. Our body needs amino acids but we only get them from our food and one of these foods is honey. Taking too much sugar before going to bed can keep you awake for a long time. But if you eat just a little glucose before you get under the wool, it stimulates the brain to stop producing orexin – a neurotransmitter that keeps us alert. So if you put a little honey in your tea before you go to sleep, you have sweet dreams. Take a look at the next page to see what other advantages honey has to offer.