[YEA] I'm going out tomorrow to stock up on everything I've read tonight from ACV to Molasses. Someone inquired as to how to use he Molasses to make it more palatable. It is pretty common around where I live to have Molasses on top of a buttered biscuit (for the non-US readers, that is a bread roll). I would imagine one can use it in similar, yet healthier manner-on toasted whole grain bread or waffles. The fat in the butter seems to temper the sour taste of the Molasses, I am not sure how it would be with other fats.
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Atlanta, Ga, Usa
07/09/2012Posted by Alastair (NI) on 02/04/2006
[YEA] I recommend molasses in porridge every morning. Not only does it flavour the porridge but it also sets me up for the day ahead. I have been an avid molasses fan for 9 years now and I ensure that it accompanies me on my many cycling trips as it gets me over the hills!!
Approval Ratings SIDE EFFECT (1) 100% Posted by Jefeflounder (Carmel, Ca) on 05/04/2013
[SIDE EFFECTS] HIVES! Blackstrap Molasses is giving me hives... I've been taking 1tbsp a day for about six weeks and I just started getting hives on my arm. Same thing happend once when I started taking Niacin. Does anyone know what the two substances have in common that would cause an allergic reaction?Posted by Charles (Philadelphia) on 08/16/2013
Here are some delicious ways to add Blackstrap Molasses to your diet:
1. Drizzle on Baked/boiled Sweet Potatoes
2. Stir into a bowl of oatmeal (you could add a tsp of sugar to give it more sweetness).
3. Molasses cookies (there is a recipe on the internet that includes BSM; the only other sweetner in the cookies is a banana)
4. Molasses Latte (Molasses added to hot milk - this was mentioned by others here- I think it tastes good)Replied by Tastes Good
08/17/2013Posted by Arn (Kenmore, Wa) on 07/10/2013
If molasses makes you think "Yuck", think gingerbread, molasses cookies, get creative. Molasses milk, +1 spoonful in a cup of warm milk is hard not to like. But if the bitterness really gets to you, try cutting it half/half with honey. This is the combo I put in my coffee, and it is good.Posted by Karina (Munich, Bavaria/Germany) on 04/28/2009
Could anyone tell me if Demerara Sugar has the same health supporting properties as blackstrap molasses? With regards to blackstrap molasses is it important if the molasses comes from sugar beet or sugar cane? If anybody has insights on it would be great. Especially I would like to know what molasses people to to remedy their hormonal balance and hair growth. Thanks for any insights!
EC: From Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demerara_(sugar))
Nutritional Info here: http://everything2.com/title/brown%20sugar
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Donna (Yellow Springs, OH)
[YEA] Years ago my mom gave me molasses when I was bead ridden with mono.I remember the doctor telling her I recovered in 1/2 the normal time! I am interested in giving it to my dog who has a non cancerous lipoma tumor.How much should an 85lb dog take without adverse effects?Replied by Jonna
Approval Ratings YEA (25) 100% Posted by Mary (Greensboro, Nc, Usa) on 05/23/2011
[YEA] For one month, I have been taking 1 tbs of Blackstrap Molasses in warm almond milk each morning. I love the taste. My nails, skin, bowel movements have improved and I think I sleep better. Another benefit is that it curbs my appetite and my friends are telling me that I look like I've lost weight and I am losing weight. As for my hair, it may be getting darker and my husband's hair definitely looks darker. We looking forward to the next 3 months. We will keep doing this and making other nutritional adjustments.Replied by Magic Dog
Norton, ohio, 44203
07/04/2012Posted by Erin (Lafayette, In) on 01/05/2010
[YEA] Molasses Feedback
I've been taking molasses (about 1TBl/day split into 2 cups of green tea -- with a lot of milk... I don't really like the taste of this stuff LOL) for nearly 3 months now as an experiment. I originally tried it to see what would happen with the good ol' monthly (mom's peri-menopausal and occassionally bleeds longer than she should so I tested this on me) and here's what I've come up with.
I still have gray hair. In fact some of the hair near my temples is just plain ol' white. And apparently if L'Oreal can't fix it, neither can molasses. That's okay. Apparently 38 isn't considered premature graying ;-)
My periods are lighter. Kelp and molasses together seem to be an excellent combination to keep things at a dull roar. I've gone from a good 5 days of heavy flow with 2 days of annoyance added on, to about 1 1/2 days of heavier flow and 3 1/2 days of super light flow. So I've dropped about 2 days and I'm saving money on products left and right.
But the BIG one for me has been the surprising lack of joint pain. I was taking it for about 2 weeks before I realized that my left ankle, which I broke in beautiful ways about 2 1/2 years ago, was no longer stiff when I woke up, and I could now move it in the same ways that I can move my unviolated right ankle. I can even jog again without feeling every jarring impact on that ankle. For that reason alone I will continue torturing myself with the (blech) taste of this stuff on a twice daily basis.
Another strange, yet welcome, side-effect has been my fingernails. Normally, I only have fingernails this strong and happy in the middle of summer with high amounts of sunshine and a Biotin supplement -- even when I supplement with Vit. D in the winter months it's just not the same. I haven't taken my biotin supplement since I started the molasses, though I do keep up with the Vit. D and I have to actively work to break these things.
And for the joint thing, I've turned others onto this miracle syrup in a bottle and they've reported back with the same thing -- when they take it daily, they can tell a significant difference and when they forget they feel it. So for that alone, I'd say it's worth a shot.Replied by J