Substituting other sweeteners for refined white sugar as often as possible is just good policy. Sugar is one of the biggest threats to public health today, for lots of reasons. When it comes to osteoporosis, we know that sugar can weaken your bones.
Molasses, on the other hand, is a natural sweetener that also contains calcium. Try substituting molasses in baking as well as stirring it into yogurt, oatmeal, or smoothies.