Blackstrap Molasses

Did you know that for years people have been using Blackstrap Molasses for pain?

As I was looking for natural remedies to relieve pain, I found out about Blackstrap Molasses.  I learned that it relieves symptoms of joint pain, thanks to its vital constituents that regulate nerve and muscle function, and strengthen bones. I wanted to find out more about this natural home remedy and to my surprise, I found a long list of other health benefits.

Blackstrap Molasses not only has important nutrients too but it is also a good source of energy and carbohydrates.  As a sport enthusiast, this is a great thing to find.  Blackstripe Molasses reminds me of  these Power Gels they sell and promote at most sports events, like the Gu Energy Gel for example. The only thing I didn’t like about these products is that they contain caffeine. I only used these products when I knew I was going to do strenuous exercise, like ride 100 miles in one day.

Now that I know about Blackstrap Molasses,  I will certainly replace these Caffeinated Gels and use the Blackstrap Molasses instead as it has more health benefits!

Read more about the health benefits of Blackstrap Molasses here or you can do your own research. I hope you find this interesting and helpful!

Blackstrap Molasses:

Blackstrap molasses is a by product of the processing of sugar cane. It is from the third boiling of the sugar cane. It is the strongest type of molasses because it is so concentrated with nutrients. It is darker than regular molasses.

Nutrients in Blackstrap Molasses:

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Zinc
  • Manganese
  • Selenium
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Thiamine (Vitamin B-1)
  • Vitamin B-2
  • Niacine (Vitamin B-3)
  • Vitamin B-6

 

Heath Problems Aided by Blackstrap Molasses

Many health problems are caused by or made worse by nutritional deficiencies. This is where blackstrap molasses shines. It is a food that is concentrated with needed nutrients. Sometimes blackstrap molasses brings relief quickly, as is often the case when you use it to treat leg cramps.

It also helps relieve symptoms of arthritis and joint pain, thanks to its vital constituents that regulate nerve and muscle function, and strengthen bones.

Sometimes the relief comes over time after regular use. It can take time to rebuild the body’s stores of nutrients.

Here is a list of the conditions that have reportedly been helped by blackstrap molasses:

  • Anemia
  • Atrital Fibrilation
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Fibroids
  • Acne
  • Arthritis
  • Gray Hair
  • Constipation
  • Low Energy
  • Hot Flashes
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Weight Loss
  • Sugar Cravings

What blackstrap molasses does for us:

Good for hair – One serving (two tablespoons) of blackstrap contains approximately 14 percent of our RDI of copper, an important trace mineral whose peptides help rebuild the skin structure that supports healthy hair. Consequently, long-term consumption of blackstrap has been linked to improved hair quality, hair regrowth in men and even a restoration of your hair’s original color! Click here for more information about blackstrap’s hair benefits.

Safe sweetener for diabetics – Unlike refined sugar, blackstrap molasses has a moderate glycemic load of 55. This makes it a good sugar substitute for diabetics and individuals who are seeking to avoid blood sugar spikes. Moreover, one serving of blackstrap contains no fat and only 32 calories, making it suitable for a weight loss diet.

Laxative qualities – Blackstrap is a natural stool softener that can improve the regularity and quality of your bowel movements.

Rich in iron – Two tablespoons of blackstrap contain 13.2 percent of our RDI of iron, which our bodies need to carry oxygen to our blood cells. People who are anemic (including pregnant women) will greatly benefit from consuming 1-2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses per day.

High in calcium and magnesium – Blackstrap molasses contains a mineral profile that has been optimized by nature for superior absorption. For example, two tablespoons of blackstrap contains 11.7 percent of our RDI of calcium and 7.3 percent of our RDI of magnesium. This calcium-magnesium ratio is ideal, since our bodies need large quantities of magnesium to help absorb similarly large quantities of calcium. Both of these minerals aid the growth and development of bones, making blackstrap a good safeguard against osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

Additional mineral content – Two tablespoons of blackstrap molasses also contains 18 percent of our RDI of manganese (which helps produce energy from proteins and carbohydrates), 9.7 percent of our RDI of potassium (which plays an important role in nerve transmission and muscle contraction), 5 percent of our RDI of vitamin B6 (which aids brain and skin development) and 3.4 percent of our RDI of selenium, an important antioxidant.

How I take it?

I take two tablespoons a day. One in the morning (after drinking lemon infused water and my green Juice) and one after lunch.

or,
-1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses and mix it with 1 cup of warm water.

Directions:
Heat 1 cup of fresh water until warm, but not hot. Stir in a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses and drink once daily.

You can also add it to your smoothies! Need some ideas?

Banana Blackstrap Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 tablespoon raw cacoa powder
  • 1 cup soy, coconut or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds for some extra protein and energy

 

Sources:

www.earthclinic.com

www.organicfacts.net

 

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Thanks!

Vanessa P.