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Is Honey Brain Food?

March 31, 2018

Is Honey Brain Food?

By Dr. Keerthy Sunder

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ARTICLE SUMMARY: Yes, honey is a brain food. We reveal to secret to fueling your brain overnight here.
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Protective Qualities of Honey

Isn’t it amazing the fact that raw honey can protect our brains? Not so long ago the majority of us only relied on pharmaceutical drugs or therapies to boost memory, reduce anxiety or stimulate new brain cell growth. The truth is that raw honey can do these things and there is a large volume of scientific evidence to back up these claims.

According to the results from a study which involved postmenopausal women, women who took honey on a regular basis showed improvements in their immediate memory. In another animal study, the regular, everyday diet of rats was supplemented with honey, and their brain function was closely monitored over the period of a year. Honey-fed rats had less anxiety and better spatial memory compared to those who were not fed with honey. Researchers concluded that honey causes positive changes within the brain through brain cell regeneration.

Not only does honey support cell growth and regeneration, but it also decreases the number of damaged cells in the brain region. The hippocampus plays an important role in integrating the information from short and long term memory to spatial navigation. This brain region is highly susceptible to free radical damage which is the reason for Alzheimer's disease and Dementia.

Honey Benefits for the Brain

Luckily, honey is able to provide protection against this dangerous free radical damage that happens in the brain. Short and long term supplementation with honey significantly decreases cell damage. At the same time, honey boosts anti-oxidant levels making a powerful protective effect to your brain tissue.

At this point you may be wondering how it’s possible for raw honey to perform this magic powers on the brain? The answer is simple. Raw honey consists of compounds with very powerful effects on the body. The main components and actions include:

Apigenin, which has neuroprotective and disease modifying properties in several types of neurodegenerative disorders. Additionally, apigenin stimulates the adult neurogenesis involved with learning and memory.
Caffeic acid is an antioxidant, typically found in honey that has neuroprotective effects on brain cells.
Catechin is a flavonoid that contributes to the antioxidant activities of honey and several studies have repeatedly demonstrated its protective effects on neural cells.
Quercetin is another flavonoid with antioxidant activity commonly found in honey. According to the results from one study quercetin has been shown effective in inhibiting free radical damage as well as brain cell death caused by free radicals.

TO CONCLUDE: Honey contains many compounds with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. It may take some time for people to recognize that better brain health awaits them if they include honey in their daily diet. Additionally, evidence strongly suggests that raw honey improves memory, reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease and slows down mental aging.

Honey and Memory Loss

Before we continue…let us clarify the term “memory loss”. What is memory loss, exactly?

One of the words which closely corresponds with memory loss is forgetfulness. Another way of describing this cognitive problem would be defining it as an inability to recall past events. Memory loss can come in various forms and levels of severity. It can be temporary or permanent, short term or long term. Memory loss is also referred to as amnesia which can be either complete or partial memory loss.

Honey and Cinnamon for Memory

Honey and cinnamon together prove to be the best combination for improving memory. Used together, the two target cognitive improvements. How?

Cinnamon compounds may reduce complications associated with traumatic brain injury and stroke that cause restricted blood supply to the brain. Cinnamon can also help improve memory and cognition. Taking cinnamon has positive effects on the memory and promotes a stress free life.

BASIC RECIPE: Take a 1/8 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon – or just a dash of it - and add it to a spoon of honey. Mix it well and consume it on daily basis. You will be surprised how your mental capacity gets stronger and sharper.

Honey, the Ultimate Brain Food

Q: What is honey’s secret formula that fuels the brain?
A: Glucose.

The brain is an organ that feeds with glucose. When we eat, the brain is fed as well. However, the brain is an organ which doesn’t allow for much energy storage. So, problems and deficits appears between meals, during night sleep, or during physical exercises when the demands for glucose grow bigger. During these periods your brain still needs energy. So where does the energy come from? This energy now comes from glycogen.

Where can you find glycogen then?

The solution is simple and inexpensive. Honey is easily turned into glycogen and is stored in the liver, so that it fuels the brain throughout the entire night. Because of the fact that the liver’s capacity of storage is determined by body weight, age, and health condition, it is important to find a suitable amount of honey that works best for you.

SECRET RECIPE: Take one or two tablespoons of raw honey just before bedtime. Your brain will be fueled all right and you’ll sleep like a baby. It will improve your sleep, your recovery physiology, eliminate or improve metabolic stress and all the potential diseases that may occur because of this.
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Brain starvation overnight contributes to metabolic stress.
Our brains need fuel to function with full capacity.
Take one tablespoon of honey before bed and make your brain happy.
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Honey Love: Brain Food Revolution

Looking for the perfect honey?
Your quest is over!

We present you Honey Love. It is organic, 100% natural and an unprocessed blend of:

  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • B vitamins

With just a single spoon of Honey Love in your tea or coffee daily, you will start experiencing improvements in your mental capacity, sleep better and feel more energized during the day. Honey Love is designed to help your body detoxify and sharpen your mind.

Plus, Honey Love is sweet and delicious beyond belief.

ANOTHER SECRET RECIPE: For better results, eat at least one teaspoon daily. Add as a perfect complement to tea, toast, cereal, nut butter, yogurt, milk, or anything you want to make sweet and delicious.

Your Questions

Still have a question?
Please leave it in the comments section below. We try to respond to all questions personally and promptly.

If you have any experience with eating honey before bedtime, do leave a comment here. Also, don’t forget to spread the secret of honey love and you will contribute to helping others improve their overall health and spirit.

Reference Sources:
NCBI: Potential Role of Honey in Learning and Memory
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29083387
NCBI: Cinnamon: Mystic powers of a minute ingredient
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4466762/
NCBI: Potential Role of Honey in Learning and Memory
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5635760/



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