Know The Health Benefits of Blackstrap Molasses

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In our previous article, “Know Why Blackstrap Molasses Is Far Superior then Honey” we have highlighted the nutritional values of this excellent natural ingredient. Rich in nutrients and minerals, blackstrap molasses is indeed a healthy alternative if you are looking for a nutrient-rich diet for the body. It is not only good for growing kids, working men and women, pregnant women but also ageing parents.

Here are various health benefits of black strap molasses, an excellent healthy natural product available from cane juice:

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With High Dose of Calcium and Magnesium, Blackstrap Molasses Acts as a Body Booster

Calcium is essential for strong and robust bones. However, unless and until the body has a good amount of magnesium, formation of bones is not possible. After all, magnesium is essential for the development of bones. 

Now that blackstrap molasses contain both, in good amounts, it not only helps in bone formation but also safeguards the body from bone related disease like osteoporosis.

Being the powerhouse of the body, magnesium plays an important role in keeping your heart hale and healthy. Further, it assists in energy production and regulates the metabolism of nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, nucleic acids, and proteins.

Stabilizes Blood Sugar Levels

Blackstrap Molasses is a safe sweetener for people with diabetes as it helps in stabilizing blood sugar levels. In addition, it slow down the metabolism of carbohydrates and glucose, thus, there is less insulin production. Besides, now that, this type of molasses contains high level of chromium, it not only controls the amount of sugar we take in, but also helps in balancing the blood glucose level.

Helps in Keeping the Skin Healthy

Black strap molasses contains lactic acid that acts as a natural acne treatment and helps in healing various skin conditions by reducing the symptoms of acne and lesions. It also stimulates the development of healthy tissues. This is the reason why consuming blackstrap molasses can accelerate the healing time of your burns and wounds. Thus, helping you in maintaining clean and healthy skin!

It Helps in Relieving PMS Symptoms

During menstruation, women lose a certain amount of Iron each month according to astudies conducted by CDC (Centers for Disease Control). This is the reason why the daily requirement of Iron increases during menstruation. Since, black strap molasses have high amount of Iron (4.72mg per 100g), it helps in relieving PMS symptoms.

In addition, good amount of Iron improves mood and keep up the energy levels of the body. Moreover, vital minerals in black strap molasses such as calcium, manganese and magnesium prevents the blood clotting which not just maintains the health of uterine muscles but also relieves the menstrual cramps.

Combats Anxiety and Stress

Magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin B6 plays an important role in fighting anxiety and stress. Now that blackstrap molasses contain all of these it helps in controlling fatigue and depression. Vit B6 helps in raising serotonin levels and lack of the same can lead to depression and moodiness.

Treats Arthritis

The anti-inflammatory properties in black strap molasses help in relieving joint pain as well as swelling. This is the reason why it is useful for both, people suffering from osteoarthritis as well as people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

Blackstrap molasses is nothing less than a boon to your body. 

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