HONEY AND MILK - PERFECT FOR RAMADAN HEALTH
Milk and raw honey can do wonders if consumed individually but when taken together, they provide surprising health benefits. The health benefits of honey and milk include advantages in skin care and an increase in stamina. Also, during the Holy Month of Ramadan, milk taken with a spoonful of raw honey is a perfect energy-boosting option for Suhoor.
Raw honey is traditionally used for health because of its antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties, as well as its soothing, and 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 vitamins, and vitamin D, as well as calcium, animal protein, and lactic acid. However, these attributes can combine when milk and honey are taken together, resulting in some unique and desirable benefits.
Health benefits of honey and milk include the following;
Both honey and milk possess antimicrobial and cleansing properties. These properties are enhanced when the two are taken together. Numerous cleansers are prepared using milk and honey because the mixture gives the skin a healthy glow.
Aids in Digestion
Honey is a good source of prebiotics, nutrients that stimulate the growth and development of probiotics, the beneficial bacteria growing and developing in our intestines and digestive system. Prebiotics has demonstrated a stimulatory effect on bifidobacteria, a type of probiotic found in milk, and together milk and honey can eliminate a number of irritating conditions including constipation, cramps, and bloating, and prevent the development of detrimental bacterial growth.
A glass of milk and honey every morning is known to improve a person’s stamina, particularly relevant during the fasting weeks of Ramadan. While milk contains protein, honey contains the necessary carbohydrates required for an effective stimulus of the metabolism. Milk and honey together provide strength to everyone including children and the elderly.
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 causing 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.
The combination of milk and honey impacts the whole body, by making it agile and youthful. People in many ancient civilizations, including the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Indians, drank milk and honey to preserve their youth. Since milk and honey can help ensure a long life, their combination was known as “the elixir of life.”
The antioxidant properties that occur when milk and honey are combined are great because antioxidants attack the free radicals which are one of the primary causes of skin degradation, wrinkles, and blotches.
Research has shown that milk and honey have a more pronounced effect on Staphylococcus bacteria than milk or honey when taken alone. It is also believed that honey, added to warm milk, cures flatulence, constipation, and intestinal disorders. It is also good for treating respiratory disorders such as cold and cough.