Milk with honey: Are there advantages to the combination?

 Milk with honey: Are there advantages to the combination?

Lena Fisher

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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Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.