Mustard oil better for health

An informative article about the health benefits and nutritional value of mustard oil.

After several research it is now clear that mustard oil in our diet is as beneficial as olive oil for prevention of heart diseases and several other diseases.

Though its use has been restricted at times due to rumor that it can cause heart diseases but research has proven that mustard oil not only prevents heart disease but also beneficial for controlling blood sugar in diabetics and also have some anti-oxidant properties thus helpful in preventing several abdominal diseases as well as some cancers.
It is also a cheaper alternative as edible oil and makes the food more tastier.

How Mustard Oil is Healthy

Mustard oil contains 70% mono unsaturated fatty acids, apart from that it contains a very useful fat called omega 3 fatty acid in abundance which confirms that mustard oil prevents heart disease by decreasing dangerous lipids like LDL and increases level of useful lipid HDL. It contains very less amount of saturated fatty acid which is a responsible factor for causing hypertension.

It is now a days considered as best edible oil for health point and is not only cheap but also have various other beneficial effects and negligible side effects in comparison to other edible oil.
Famous Cardiologist of Apollo hospital Dr Manchanda always recommend to use mustard oil as edible oil.

Benefits of Mustard oil

Mustard oil has been considered as better choice among all edible oil due to several positive benefits and some of them are :-

1. It is helpful in preventing many gastrointestinal diseases as well as gastrointestinal cancers.

2. It diminishes the dangerous effect of many cardiovascular diseases as it has negligible amount of saturated fatty acids which is responsible for forming plaques in the arteries thus decreasing the diameter and causing hypertension and other dangerous diseases like myocardial infarction(heart attack) and pulmonary embolism.

3. It decreases fats from blood thus prevents formation of thrombus. It also contains omega 3 fatty acid and other anti oxidants like Vitamin E which helps to fight against dangerous free radicals responsible for many diseases of skin and cardiovascular system.

4. It is also considered useful for disease like asthama, arthritis and other degenerative diseases.

Thus conclusion is that we don't need to stay away from oily foods and have the boring diet. Mustard oil is the answer which not only makes our food more palatable but it is also cheap and risk free and even useful for our body.


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Author: Jonathan Phillip Obregon25 Dec 2008 Member Level: Silver   Points : 2

This is definitely a very useful information in so far as health is concerned. I am sure that many people with benefit from this considering that such can be secured right away. The important thing is awareness. Without knowledge to this fact, then no one will benefit. I am glad that I was able to read this post and will surely check the application of this oil. Thank you very much!

Author: SHOBHA SINGH26 Dec 2008 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Yes it very useful to us.Though musterd oil is good for health but,olive oil is best for heart.thanks

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