Natural honey when taken prior to bed is believed to be able to fuel the liver, speed up fat-burning metabolism, ease stress hormones and help us get a better night's sleep. This oldest natural sweetener also contains a wide variety of vitamins, including vitamins B6, B1, B2 and B5, and minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and zinc, anti-oxidants and amino acids, the building blocks of proteins.
Sleep and loose wieght? Interesting......honey is the most ideal food that can provide a fuelling mechanism for the body at night, keeping blood sugar levels balanced and letting your recovery hormones get on with burning fat stores.
You will always find local raw honey in my cabinet. It is wonderful for allergies, hot (or cold) tea, cooking in place of sugar, making pizza crusts, a cough-especially a young child, waffles, pancakes.....We get ours at the local hardware store. You can also get at the farmer's market. Don't bother with store-bought (unless you are pregnant and need pasteurized honey, also not for children less than a year) that serves as your PSA ;)
Crystallization of honey is a little understood process or rather, much misunderstood phenomenon. Most of the consuming public associate crystallized honey that has become coarse and grainy in texture with table sugar and assume it is an unnatural, adulterated honey or a poor quality honey.