Brown sugar is a very popular type of sugar that is regarded around the world because of if health benefits and different properties than regular crystalized white sugar. Because brown sugar is manufactured in a different chemical process than white sugar, it has a different chemical structure and our bodies react little differently to this. This subtle difference makes brown sugar very attractive to the people who want to rebalance their diet, get healthy and gain some of its many benefits.
Brown sugar is made by allowing some of the sugary molasses to remain in its structure, thus enriching leaving final product in a more natural state that is not enriched with industrial additives (such as sulphur dioxide, phosphoric acid, calcium hydroxide, and activated carbon). Those additives are not needed to be present in the sugar, and their presence disturbs the smell and the color of natural sugar. Additionally, industrial process that removes all traces of molasses removes almost all presence of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus, that can all help your body reach mineral equilibrium.
It Eases Menstrual Cramps
The potassium found in molasses which is mixed with the sugar to make brown sugar helps in relaxing the muscles including the Uterine muscle and eases contractions that occur during the menstruation that causes cramps, you can take it in its natural form or mix it with some ginger tea for a boosted benefit, however be aware of the calories you are consuming.
The natural texture of brown sugar resembles one of wet sand but is more abrasive and able to remove only dead skin cells and materials that clog the pores from your body. Because of that it can be used successfully as a skin treatment, slight moisturizer, and vitamin B enricher that will protect your skin from aging effects.
You Will Need To Use It Less
Because brown sugar has a stronger flavor when compared to regular white sugar, you will want to use it less because its flavor can take over the taste of your drink which will result in you consuming less calories and being able to lose weight easier.
Presence of the molasses in the brown sugar gives it more moisture, which enables you to have much more freedom in designing you food recipes that will give you denser and moister products.
Some other benefits
Brown sugar has been used for decades as remedy for colds. Brown sugar has always been added into boiling water containing ginger slices, which is then drunk to treat both cold symptoms and constipation. In this case, brown sugar is used in place of natural honey. The positive effect of brown sugar on the skin cannot be underestimated and it is not surprising that brown sugar is used as an ingredient in some of the best makeup products available. Brown sugar reduces swelling on the skin, hydrates the skin, increases cell regeneration and protects cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Written By: Israr Choudhary