Brown Sugar Benefits - Health Effects of Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar Cubes

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.

Nutritious structure

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.

Moister

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.

More flavors and textures

Any competent cook can tell you that refined white sugar has very little of its on flavor and texture, but many variations of brown sugars are full of it. Some of the brown sugars that are famous because of their taste are Turbinado, Barbados, Muscovado and Demerara.

Sweetness ration

Brown and white sugars have almost the same sweetness ration, and they can be mixed or changed one for another in your recipes. Experiment a little with them, and see for yourself what new flavors will be brought with many brown sugar brands.

Skin protection

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.

Calorie content and blood benefits

Same as white sugar, brown sugar can also boost your body’s energy for short periods of time, giving you temporary strength and wakeup in the moments when you feel weak. However, because it has no nutrients, sugars can only provide energy in short periods, after which we are left wanting for more. This effect is caused by the lowering levels of the naturally made hormone serotonin.