The Benefits of Blackstrap Molasses

3 John 2- “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

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ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE FOOD WE HAVE TODAY – Molasses comes from the Latin word “melaceres” which by definition means honey like.  Molasses was the sweetener of choice during colonial times as it was less costly.

What Vitamins and Minerals are contained in Blackstrap Molasses?

Molasses contains an excellent supply of (B Vitamins). It is an alkali-forming food, BENEFICIAL FOR MAINTAINING A PROPER ACID-ALKALI BALANCE IN THE BODY.

BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES IS HIGH IN…

 CHROMIUM – 1 TABLESPOON WILL SUPPLY 100% OF THE RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of Chromium. CHROMIUM IS NEEDED TO METABOLIZE SUGAR. A DEFICIENCY OF CHROMIUM HAS BEEN SHOWN TO LEAD TO WEIGHT GAIN AND DIABETES, which is interesting since SUGAR DEPLETES YOUR BODY OF CHROMIUM.

CALCIUM – which IS ESSENTIAL TO HEALTH, IS HIGH IN BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES. Just 2 teaspoons contains 11.8% of the RDA of Calcium. One tablespoon of Molasses contains more calcium than a glass of milk (+/- 100milligrams). Calcium is important to healthy bones, teeth formation, and prevention of bone loss. Calcium assists in many bodily functions such as the contracting of muscles and heart, blood clotting, and nerve function. Calcium binds with toxins in the colon and helps in their elimination. This improves colon health and reduces risks of colon cancer.

COPPER – IS ANOTHER MINERAL THAT IS IN HIGH QUANTITIES IN THIS POT OF WEALTH. You get 14% of the RDA in just 2 t. blackstrap molasses. an inadequate intake of copper in our diet can lead to numerous health issues such as elevation of 2 LDL (bad cholesterol) and lowering HDL (good cholesterol), early graying of hair, osteoporosis, deficiency iron anemia, impaired brain function, joint problems and sporadic heartbeat.

MANGANESE – IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR A HEALTHY NERVOUS SYSTEM. Aren’t we all stressed at times? It helps in the production of protein and carbohydrates. It is also an important part of the antioxidant enzyme

B6 (Pyridoxine) IS CRITICAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. IT AIDS THE BODY IN UTILIZING AMINO ACIDS. B6 AIDS IN THE PRODUCTION OF SEROTONIN, MELATONIN, AND DOPAMINE.

Word of caution – use only UNSULPHURED blackstrap molasses! Organic is best, but for sure use unsulphured. We don’t want toxins with our food. A DEFINITE SUPER FOOD!

BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES HAS BEEN USED AS AN AID FOR:

ACNE, ACID REFLUX, ANEMIA, ANGINA PECTORIS (chest pain), ARTHRITIC PAIN, ANXIETY, BRUISES, COLD SORES, CONSTIPATION, COLITIS, CYST REDUCTION, DERMATITIS, EDEMA, ECZEMA, GRAY HAIR (restoring), HAIR DAMAGE, HEART PALPITATIONS, JOINT PAIN, MENSTRUAL FLOW (regulation), NAILS (brittle), OSTEOPOROSIS, PSORIASIS, TOOTH DECAY, TUMOR REDUCTION, ULCERS, VARICOSE VEINS,  and WARTS.

As the famous ADAGE goes……”LET THY FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD.”

***Blackstrap Molasses can be mixed in Juice, Water, Hot Cereal, Hot Herbal Tea, etc.

***For children, give no more than 1 teaspoon 3 times per day.

 

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