The 1 thing you need to eat in 2015 – Blackstrap Molasses
Every morning I start my day with a cup of warm water with lemon or Black Coffee, based on which side of the bed I woke up on; but the two things that stay constant are:
- A small teeny tiny cup of warm milk mixed with a heaped teaspoon of Haldi (Turmeric powder) and a tablespoon of Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil (It is not as gross as it sounds, I promise!)
- A small teeny tiny cup of warm water mixed with 1 tablespoon of organic Blackstrap Molasses.
I will talk about the health benefits of turmeric and cold pressed coconut oil at another time, because this post is solely dedicated to the magnificent Blackstrap Molasses.
My super-healthy grandparents have always raved about Blackstrap Molasses, and in some way or the other I have consumed it at various stages in my life. I remember spending summers in Delhi where my grandma would use molasses instead of sugar when she baked. Only recently for the last year, have I been having it every morning and I wish I started sooner!
What is Blackstrap Molasses?
Molasses is a thick dark sticky syrupy substance that is produced when the sugar cane plant is processed to make refined white sugar. Blackstrap molasses is one type of molasses, the best kind available, that is made from the third boiling stage of sugar syrup after the toxic crap that is shelved in supermarkets has been crystallised. Essentially it is concentrated goodness and contains all the minerals and nutrients absorbed by the sugar cane plant.
Benefits and Uses of Blackstrap Molasses:
- Stimulates hair growth and helps to improve the quality of your hair.
- Can reverse early greying of hair, due to its high levels of copper.
- A great sweetener substitute for diabetics because of its low glycemic index of 55.
- It is very rich in iron, which is required for the production of hemoglobin and recommended for anemic patients and pregnant women.
- Its high iron, manganese and copper content means greater energy production that translates to an energy boost.
- It is high in potassium, magnesium and calcium, which is great for the development of bones and prevention against bone diseases.
- It is a good laxative.
- It contains the antioxidant manganese, which helps the body fight free radicals and prevent disease.
- Since it is rich in antioxidants, it also helps with signs of ageing.
- Contains several vitamins and minerals that promote improved sleep.
And the excitement begins:
Take one tablespoon of Blackstrap Molasses and mix it in a teeny tiny cup of hot water. Allow it to cool before drinking.
- I prefer the unsulfured and organic variety of Black Strap Molasses
- I make my ‘morning concoctions’ the previous night and leave it covered on my bedside table, so that is ready to have first thing in the morning. This way I cannot avoid it, when it is staring at me when I wake up.
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