This is the best ancient remedy for better sleep, for those suffering from insomnia. Try this milk and honey mixture, only one cup before bed time and you will fall asleep like a baby in no time.
Both, honey and milk have been traditionally used as remedies for insomnia and sleeplessness.
They are both effective individually, but the effect is even stronger when they are taken together.
The secret of honey is that in one of the rare sugary foods that causes 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. Through that rather confusing chemical pathway, honey and milk can be used to reduce sleeplessness!
This is how you can make this magic potion:
- 6 oz milk
• 1 drop vanilla extract
• 1 tsp honey
1.In a small saucepan heat the milk to warm, but not boiling.
2.Remove from heat and pour into glass. Add vanilla and honey.
3.Stir well and sip slowly before bed.
For those who are lactose intolerant, follow the recipe exactly as above, simply replace the milk with a lactose free substitute like soy, rice or almond milk.