The Incredible Secrets Of Molasses

What You Did Not Know About Molasses

From where I come from, molasses are not something one would give a second look. They do not have an appealing look, and the smell that comes from them is sometimes intoxicating. However, I discovered that it is because we do not give them proper handling.

Moving forward, I did some reading, and I was amazed at what I found out about molasses. Apart from helping me make that delicious sweet-smelling gingerbread, they are also immensely beneficial to my health. That is why I could not resist sharing my findings with you. I believe that you shall find it very helpful.

Read the article below to know more about this super food.

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It is nutrient dense

Blackstrap molasses is high in a variety of B-vitamins, and is also an impressively high source of many minerals, including calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and selenium. These minerals support the optimal functioning of many of the body’s systems. Blackstrap molasses also contains potent disease-fighting antioxidants.

It has a low glycemic index

The low glycemic index of blackstrap molasses means that it has a lesser effect on raising blood sugar levels than sweeteners high on the glycemic index, such as sugar. Instead of causing blood sugar to spike, blackstrap molasses can actually help to stabilize it, by aiding in the slowing of glucose and carbohydrate metabolism.

It may help combat obesity

While sugar consumption is a huge factor in the obesity epidemic, molasses, remarkably, can actually have some weight loss benefits. Eating molasses can result in the body absorbing less calories, and the polyphenol antioxidants it contains can further aid the body in breaking down unwanted fat deposits.

It can boost immunity

Sugar is linked to suppressing the immune system. On the other hand, the abundant minerals and B-vitamins found in blackstrap molasses can help support the body’s defenses in keeping pathogens out. Its antioxidant content helps to calm system-wide inflammation, so that the immune system can focus on the invader at hand when it is threatened.

 

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