MUSTARD FOR GOOD HEALTH!
Mustard oil is very common in Indian households. It is common but not commonly used. We mostly use refined oil because we don’t know how beneficial our regular mustard oil can be. Incorporating this oil into your daily diet is known to protect against heart disease.
Mustard oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, both of which help lower bad cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol by maintaining the cholesterol balance in the body, which in turn leads to healthy cardiac function.
This oil also works well as an antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agent and can help fight bacterial infections in the digestive system.
It has an edge over other oils due to the optimum ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and its low content of saturated fats. It contains about 60 percent monounsaturated fats as well as polyunsaturated fats and saturated fats. These fatty acids are considered to be good fats.
It has strong cancer-fighting properties and it also contains ample amounts of linoleic acid, which when converted to omega-3 fatty acid, helps prevent cancer. It benefits the heart as it contains rich amounts of monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. This good fat lowers the risk of developing heart disease and is also a very powerful natural stimulant that improves digestion as well as the appetite, by stimulating the digestive juices.
It is a very good option in winters as it gives the body heat and protects it from the cold. This oil has immense benefits that can’t be matched by any other oil. Mustard oil is mostly used in Indian cooking. Because it makes food not only tasty but also healthy. North India has the highest mustard cultivated lands. Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh are the states that grow mustard /Rapeseed in huge amount.