QUESTION ABOUT EARTH CLINIC'S ICED MOLASSES RECIPE AND IRON ABSORPTION

Posted by Cathy on 05/06/2011

Hi Ted, I have a question for you concerning Black Strap Molasses. I heard you should never take iron with calcium. The iron will get absorbed by the calcium and your body will not get the iron.

However I saw a receipe on a site called Earth Clinic's Iced Molasses Recipe.

My question is...if I make this (Molasses, hot water, milk and ice) won't I not get the benefits of the iron from the Molasses since I'm adding milk to it?

I'm getting so confused about all of this.

Thanks for your help in advance.

Cathy

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
05/15/2011
383 posts

Normally molasses is best absorbed if taken alone that's why you should not take them with milk. The calcium can block its absorption.

Ted


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