Sugar Alternative & Super Food: Blackstrap Molasses

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Sugar is one of the main causes of obesity. The Side effects of refined sugars include diabetes, tooth decay, obesity, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.  Sugar is rapidly metabolized by the liver; causing a sugar high; which is believed to lead to increased storage of fat in the liver, resulting in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease i.e. risk of problems such as diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes.

Food can still be sweet, as there are natural sweeteners that are healthy, and tasty alternatives to refined sugar. According to a study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, substituting for healthy natural sweeteners such as blackstrap molasses (other alternatives are available) provides the body with nourishment and nutrition, without the danger which sugar may cause. Organic blackstrap molasses is highly nutritious, rich in copper, calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, selenium and vitamin B6.

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There are several types of molasses, depending on which level of processing it has gone through. All molasses are obtained from raw cane sugar, made by boiling. Blackstrap molasses comes from the third boiling which contains all the minerals and nutrients. The best way to take blackstrap molasses is to go for the organic and unsulphured type using between 1- 2 tablespoons. unsulphured blackstrap molasses can be incorporated with many food items as a sweetener; despite its distinctive flavor. It can be used in teas or hot cereals, on pancakes, dessert items, or used for cooking (Marinating or as the sauce for Roast Meat).

Benefits from Blackstrap Molasses

A lifestyle change doesn’t mean you have to give up your sweet tooth completely. It is a step to replacing refined sugars with natural sweeteners such as Blackstrap molasses (and many other healthy alternatives). Some people take right to it, but those who have their taste buds conditioned for years by sugar find it lacking as a sweetener.

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Sources for this article include: Naturenews.com, earth clinic.com

1 thought on “Sugar Alternative & Super Food: Blackstrap Molasses”

  1. Wow!

    I will definitely give it a try and will let you know how I get along.

    Shall be shouting with joy if I become a convert.

    Ta

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