As we get older, our bones can become brittle and thin… putting us in the crosshairs for painful fractures and breaks.
And once an aging bone breaks, it’s nearly IMPOSSIBLE for it to repair itself the way it could when you were younger.
That can lead to PERMANENT disability… and a COMPLETE loss of independence.
If you find yourself walking on eggshells… terrified to fall and shatter like glass… there’s a way to nourish your bones and cartilage that you need to know about.
It’s a “kitchen trick” that’s been around for ages…
But this is much more than an old wives’ tale.
Here’s the “superfood” you need to shield your bones from damage… and ERASE the pain of swollen, aching joints.
From sugar to superhero in 3 simple steps
What if there were one simple solution to improving bone health… reversing weak and brittle bones… and healing broken bones?
The islanders of the West Indies may have unlocked the secret to UNBREAKABLE bones…
And it all started in their sugarcane fields.
First, they mashed raw, ripened sugar cane into a juice and then boiled it… creating cane syrup. It was sweet, but not exactly “health food.”
So, they boiled the concoction again… and got molasses.
But it turns out the third time’s the charm…
When they boiled the syrup again… and the sugar’s sucrose fully crystallized… a natural healing tonic emerged in the form of thick, dark, nutrient-packed “byproduct.”
And that’s still how we get blackstrap molasses today.
It just might be the most nutritious natural sweetener out there!
It contains vitamins and minerals that are ESSENTIAL to strong bones – namely, calcium, iron, and copper.
Blackstrap molasses ALSO contains high levels of some “hidden heroes” of bone health, including:
- magnesium: Your body needs this mineral to use the calcium you ingest. Post-menopausal women with osteoporosis are known to be DRAINED of their healthy magnesium levels. Magnesium also helps stop the loss of nerve and muscle function and preserves the cartilagein your joints.
- manganese: This trace element is too often overlooked when it comes to bone health, but it plays a key role in the formation of both cartilage and collagen in your skeletal system. Too much calcium or iron can inhibit the absorption of manganese… but the proportions in blackstrap molasses are just right.
- potassium:It neutralizes metabolic acids that can “eat away” at aging bones. High potassium consumption has been linked to improved bone mass in post-menopausal women.
- selenium: You only need a little bit of this trace element – but it’s CRUCIAL to your body’s production of new bone cells and maintaining good bone density, especially in post-menopausal women.
- vitamin B6: Studies have shown that low levels of this B vitamin correlate with weaker, thinner bones in older folks… and a heightened risk of bone breaks and hip replacements. It’s CRITICAL to the proper absorption of calcium. And as you get older, your body has a harder time absorbing B6… so your levels tend to plummet.
But the benefits of blackstrap molasses don’t stop there…
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it can also relieve the swelling and joint pain of arthritis.
Although blackstrap molasses originated in the Caribbean, today’s largest producers of molasses now include India, Brazil, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines.
You can even find some that’s made in the good ol’ U.S. of A.
Choosean organic variety that’s “unsulfured.” Some folks may be sensitive to the sulfite found in the sulfur dioxide used to preserve sulfured molasses made from young sugar cane.
Now, blackstrap molasses won’t “cure” osteoarthritis or osteoporosis on its own…
But it’ll definitely tip the scales in your favor as part of an anti-inflammatory diet.
Add a teaspoon to water, tea, or coffee… stir it into your morning oatmeal… or use it to baste your savory meats and vegetables.
It’s got the lowest sugar content of any sugar cane product— but its glycemic load is still considered “moderate,” so don’t go overboard.