What are the benefits of molasses?
The most important benefit of molasses is its high mineral content. Most sweeteners are white because they’ve been stripped of all their natural goodness. Organic Molasses is dark in color because it contains the concentrated goodness of sugar cane.
One tablespoon of Organic Molasses contains 20% of the daily recommended daily intake for calcium, 22.5% of the daily recommended daily intake for magnesium and almost 40% of the recommended daily intake for iron.
Molasses as medicine cures:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Depression, anxiety, and related nervous disorders
Chronic ailments, such as arthritis and rheumatism
Tumors and fibroids
How to Reap the Health Benefits of Molasses
If you are interested in taking molasses (blackstrap or otherwise) as a health supplement, then it might be a good idea to consider the following:
- Since molasses is both an energy-booster as well as a natural laxative (much like fruit), it is best taken first thing in the morning before food. This will allow the molasses to re-mineralize your body without obstruction, providing a healthy start to the day.
- The molasses is best taken dissolved in water, and drunk through a straw so that the sugar bypasses your teeth. If you dislike the taste of molasses, you add a little milk to the mix.
- Try and purchase organic and unsulfured molasses when possible. Sulfured molasses has been treated with sulfites, so much of its nutritional content is reduced.
- Finally, note that you will not notice the health benefits of molasses immediately. Re-introducing the body to nutrients of which it has long been deprived takes time before balance is returned. But stick with it; unless you are diabetic or have a need to avoid sugars, the health benefits of molasses are available for everyone. You will experience improved moods, improved energy levels, clearer skin, renewed hair growth and a return to natural hair colors, and more regular and softer bowel movements.