Honey can promote sleep by restocking the liver’s glycogen supply that keeps the body from waking up in a fuel crisis mode. Another way it helps is by creating melatonin, a sleep hormone, in a roundabout way. Melatonin also works to boost immunity and rebuild tissue in the body.

The University of Waikato, New Zealand did a study and found that honey works as a natural antibacterial with wound-healing effects. The study found that honey reacts to body fluids to create hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide creates an inhospitable environment for bacteria. When used to treat burns it can be applied to the skin or dressing and changed out every 24 to 48 hours for up to 25 days. It can also treat skin ulcers by reducing the size, pain, and odor.

helpful nutritional facts from healthy lifestyle secretsSecret: Honey is an antioxidant power house. Honey carries the disease fighting antioxidants flavonoids pinocembrin, pinostrobin and chrysin. Pinocembrin works to support enzyme activity such as programing cell death of many types of cancer.