As we all seem to know sugar is not very popular these days. He has been branded the devil food!
Poor old fruit has even been made guilty by association!
People don’t want to touch him with a ten-foot pole or anything like him.
Of course, we need to be careful and we need to be educated. True products like honey, maple syrup, molasses, coconut sugar, palm syrup, agave nectar and brown rice syrup are all sugar.
What is good about these products is they have added health benefits and our body processes these types of sugars better! And not to mention if you are baking from scratch you know exactly how much sugar you are putting in.
So simply keeping your sugar hopefully from a less refined source and enjoying him in moderation you
can enjoy a beautiful friendship. In my sugar spotlight, I have molasses the best-being organic blackstrap which is slightly more bitter but has the most minerals.
Here are some nutritious benefits and a super easy gingerbread energy bites/balls recipe.
5 Health Benefits of Molasses
1)High in Iron so helps relieve PMS symptoms
2)Helps with anxiety and stress. Molasses has B vitamins, magnesium,
and calcium which help keep us balanced emotionally.
Vitamin B6 helps raise serotonin levels
3)Help prevent cancer. Being high in antioxidants, it helps us reduce our free radicals
which reduce the chances of cancer.
4)Great for skin. High in lactic acid which helps heal acne and other skin issues.
5)Keeps blood sugar balanced. You may think as it’s sugar it would do the opposite.
However, with a low GI rating, it slowly gets released into the blood stream resulting in less insulin production. Also, contains chromium which helps balance our energy and glucose levels.