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Blackstrap Molasses more than just a healthy sugar

Blackstrap Molasses more than just a healthy sugar | Mr Vitamins
Blackstrap Molasses is a ‘by-product’ created from the process of cane sugar refining and is mainly used as an addition to animal feed. This sweet, thick, dark syrup has been overlooked as both a natural sweetener and for its abundant health benefits. Molasses is high in the essential minerals that your body craves and has a low glycemic index rating making it a safe sugar substitute for diabetics.

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Why is Blackstrap Molasses good for you?

Blackstrap Molasses contains many essential minerals in a form that is easily assimilated by the body unlike many non-food sources.
  • Blackstrap Molasses contains high amounts of calcium and magnesium. These minerals help support heart health, the nervous system and bone growth. Magnesium helps prevent muscles spasms including those of the heart that can contribute to irregular rhythms or heart attacks.
  • BlackstrapMolasses is iron rich. Iron is an essential mineral for creating red blood cells. Two tablespoons of molasses has over 13% of your daily iron needs in a form that is readily used by the body and does not cause constipation.
  • BlackstrapMolasses has plenty of potassium and manganese. Potassium is necessary for heart and nervous system function, as well as helping muscles stay strong. Manganese helps fight free radicals that can cause aging and disease. It also helps support the nervous system and regulates blood sugar levels.

Other benefits of Blackstrap Molasses consumption

  • Hair food. Hair growth gets a boost due to molasses copper content. Consuming 2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses provides 14% of your daily copper requirement.
  • Laxative qualities. Molasses is a natural stool softener that helps keep bowel movements regular.
  • Clearer skin. Molasses supports the body in maintaining and renewing the skin.

How to add Blackstrap Molasses to your diet

The best way to take advantage of this nutritional sweetener is to add 1-2 tablespoons of molasses to hot water. Consume this early in the morning or at bedtime on an empty stomach for best absorption of minerals. Choose organic unsulfured Blackstrap Molasses for the most health benefits. 'Ask a naturopath' for more information about blackstrap molasses and how it can help you.