Drink honey milk is not uncommon, but are there advantages to this combination? The classic mixture is known to be soothing and comforting - perfect to be ingested before bedtime.
Besides being tasty, it is rich in the properties of both ingredients, so it is full of protein, vitamins, and antioxidants from both milk and honey.
Benefits of honey milk
Improves sleep quality
The combination has calming effect From a study promoted by the University of Medical Sciences in Iran, the potential to promote a calmer and deeper sleep was proven. The same research showed that both milk and honey, even if separately, are responsible for this, but when mixed have this effect potentiated.
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Helps strengthen bones
It's no news that milk is excellent for bone health due to the large amount of calcium it contains. When mixed with honey, it can be even better, because honey promotes better absorption of calcium, and has great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential.
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Protects heart health
Milk with honey also benefits cardiovascular health, protecting heart health by reducing cholesterol levels and blood pressure, especially since it contains a large amount of potassium.
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Care in consumption
Despite promoting so many benefits, the mixture is contraindicated in the following cases:
- It should be avoided by people who are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk;
- This is not a drink that can be part of a vegan diet;
- In weight loss diets, the drink should be avoided or consumed in small quantities because it is very calorific;
- Although honey has health properties, it is high in sugar and calories.
- Honey is also unsuitable for children under 12 months of age because it contains bacteria that can contribute to infant botulism, a serious and potentially fatal condition;
- Dairy consumption may also be associated with an increased risk of certain skin diseases, including acne, rosacea, and eczema.
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