Is it good to pair milk with honey? Know the benefits and drawbacks

A section of experts say that pairing honey with milk has magical effects on health. Photo: Shutterstock/Alexeysun

Rich in taste and often touted as a popular combination, honey and milk are like two inseparable friends! These two items have been researched for their medicinal properties and people are often seen swapping honey for sugar. The combination is featured in sweets and desserts as well. But do you really think they are equally effective when consumed together? Combining the ingredients has its own benefits and drawbacks. Let’s learn more about it.

Both honey and milk are packed with essential nutrients. Honey is known for its antioxidant properties, vitamins and mineral contents, while milk is a rich source of protein, calcium, Vitamin D, and other nutrients. There is hardly anyone who doesn’t love the sweetness of honey. Replacing your regular sugar with a spoonful of honey can have potential health benefits. Besides bringing a rich flavour to your favourite recipes, it also offers the best way for a healthy life.

A section of experts say that pairing honey with milk has magical effects on health. The potion apparently helps improve overall health, aids digestion, and enhances sleep. Honey also contains several anti-microbial components. Consuming honey by adding it to warm milk before sleep gives a calming effect to the body. Both honey and milk are traditionally used as a natural remedy to treat a variety of health conditions such as throat pain, cough and cold, etc. They are individually used as key ingredients in several medicines.

It’s also important to keep in mind that while honey and milk offer a delicious combination, it’s high in calories and may lead to weight gain. The high sugar content in honey means it may create some health issues when consumed in abundance. It may also cause tooth decay and raise the sugar level in the blood.

Pairing milk with honey can cause allergy in some people and hence, care should be taken while consuming them together. It may also trigger indigestion and other troubles in the stomach as well. For such people, combining vegan milk and honey will be ideal. Care should be taken to ensure the quality of honey purchased from the market. If the honey is not pure enough, it may adversely affect the body. Hence, it is advisable to keep your intake in check and enjoy this combination as part of a well-balanced meal.

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