What ? Molasses?
WHAT ? Molasses?....huh? You thought Molasses was just another way to sweeten your gingerbread...Nope ..there are a bunch of health benefits to incorporating Molasses into your daily diet.
Did you know that molasses, that dark syrupy sweet concoction can actually improve your health?
Blackstrap molasses contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium, and manganese, vitaminB6, selenium .
According to an article in Farmers Almanac written by Deborah Tukua ... breaks down the benefits of Molasses. I stumbled upon this article researching ways to reduce inflammation in the body and constipation ..WOW!!!..who knew there were so many benefits to this wonderfully yummy goodness.
Here are just a few of those benefits :
1)Arthritis -Blackstrap molasses has anti -inflammatory properties that ease symptoms of arthritis by reducing , swelling, joint inflammation and general pain. About one tablespoon will do you right ...straight from the jar!
2)Strong Healthy Bones - Because of its rich supply of calcium, molasses helps support healing and improves bone as well as connective tissue ..how about that !
3)Prevents Anemia - Molasses contains iron, which helps hemoglobin and red blood cells to prevent anemia .....great for us vegans/vegetarians !
4)Good For the Brain - molasses is loaded with calcium, magnesium, and B vitamins to help fight fatigue anxiety and stress, all while contributing to brain function, mood and focus....WOW ! What a great pick me up for those mid-day slumps !
5) Constipation- its a natural stool softener and prevents constipation, something we def do not like admitting.... but it happens.
6) Digestion -Blackstrap molasses is a super way to stimulate digestion..just a spoonful after big meal or in general if you're feeling a bit full.
7) Stabalizes Blood Sugar Levels - How? Because Molasses has a low glycemic index, it naturally slows glucose and carbohydrate metabolism which in turn produces less insulin.
There are just a few of those Health Benefits, molasses also acts as a natural sleep aid , increases stamina and energy , promotes Healthy skin and hair, Menstrual relief etc..
WOW..who knew there were so many incredible health benefits to this dark yumminess. A spoonful of blackstrap molasses might just be the answer . I've started incorporating it into my daily dose morning and/or evening straight form the jar. Or you can mix molasses in a warm mug of plant based milk before bedtime as a natural sleep aid. Go ahead and give it a try ! It's an inexpensive and easy way to get those vitamins and minerals without having to buy overpriced supplements.