Mustard Oil Benefits That Make It So Popular
Mustard Oil Benefits That Make It So Popular

There are some ingredients that can never be replaced in the Indian kitchen. Not only are they essential in creating various regional delicacies, their uses are manifold and extend beyond the confines of the kitchen. One such example is mustard oil. While it does take some “getting used to” to familiarise yourself with the pungency, get past it and you will soon learn to appreciate its unique flavour. It is addictive.

In Eastern and North Eastern India, it is hard to imagine life without a bottle of mustard oil at home.

Mustard Oil – the Benefits

1. Good Source of MUFA

“Mustard oil is highly recommended for the reason that it is full of monounsaturated fatty acids. Our body needs oil in the ratio of 3:1 – three parts of polyunsaturated fatty acids and one part of saturated fatty acids. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) come under polyunsaturated. It is full of MUFA which is very essential for our health. It’s good for the heart, lightens skin, helps in hair growth, prevents premature graying of hair.

2. Mustard oil Promotes Heart Health

Mustard oil in your regular diet could prove to be beneficial to your heart health. Being a rich source of MUFA, it lowers bad cholesterol in the body, thus keeping a check on blood fat levels and helping in circulation. The results also stated that the use of mustard oil, which is rich in alpha-linolenic acid, was associated with a lower IHD risk (Ischemic Heart Disease) than with the use of sunflower oil.

3. Treats Cracked Heels and Brittle Nails

Cracked heels is a bothersome problem during monsoon and winter. You can use waste candles to say good bye to cracked heels. Just create a mixture by heating the candle wax with equal amount of this oil so that it becomes a thick mixture. Fill your cracked heels with this mixture and sleep with cotton socks to make your heels smoother. Read More…………….

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