Molasses is the by-product of sugarcane refining and is sometimes known as ”black treacle”–or at least it is in Britain. The substance is not really something you would assume to be healthy, but when used in moderation molasses can actually be really great for your health. The substance is packed full of calcium, iron, and magnesium and can provide essential nutrients to the body in a tiny amount. If you’re intrigued by the possibilities of using molasses as a health food, take a look at these top 10 benefits of this viscous by-product.
1. It helps prevent cancer
There are a lot of claims that molasses can actually help prevent cancer. Right now there is no hard, scientific proof that this is the case, but with its huge amount of nutrients packed into such a small amount of food, there’s a good reason to give it a try. Molasses is packed full of calcium which means it could be seriously effective in not only preventing, but even treating cancer of the colon.