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5 Health Benefits Of Mustard Oil You Might Not Know

Mustard oil is an oil that is widely used in cooking in most Asian countries, particularly India. It adds fragrance and taste to our meals, and many people do enjoy it. The surprising fact is that many people are yet to know the amazing benefits this oil renders to human health. In case you fall in that category, then you are lucky coming across this post because it will serve as an eye opener.

5 Health Benefits Of Mustard Oil You Might Not Know

This vegetable oil is extracted from mustard seeds and it offers a wide range of health benefits. Take a look at 5 of them I listed below.


5 Health Benefits Of Mustard Oil


1. Good for the heart health

Mustard oil is highly rich in monounsaturated fats (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fats (PUFA). Both of these fats helps in lowering bad cholesterol level while improving the level of good cholesterol. This action, in turn, reduces triglycerides or blood fat levels, and helps in maintaining the health of the heart.


A study published in the Journal of Preventive Cardiology, revealed that the use of mustard oil as a cooking medium reduced the chances of heart disease such as Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) (which is the most common type of heart disease) by nearly 70%.

2. Reduces the risk of cancer

Mustard seeds are rich n phytonutrients called isothiocynanates which have been extensively studied for their anti-cancer benefits.


3. Decreases inflammation

Mustard oil also possess anti-inflammatory properties, this makes it capable or relieving arthritic pain as well as soothe sprained ankles and other joint aches. It also gives relief to inflammation on chest conditions, which includes bronchitis and pneumonia.

4. It is good for your skin

Mustard oil is loaded with vitamin E, which is an essential nutrient for your skin. The oil has the ability of reducing fine lines and wrinkles when applied on the skin. The vitamin E content of mustard oil helps your skin to fight free radical damage brought about by ultra violet rays and other pollutions. Mustard oil is used with other ingredients to make face mask, which helps remove tan and dark spots. Though, people with oily and sensitive skin have been advised to avoid massaging their face with mustard oil.


5. Fights bacteria

Mustard essential oil has been found to also contain anti-bacterial properties, which kills harmful bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella, Staphylococcus, Listeria, and also a certain type of yeast. Mustard oil is also used as a remedy for stomach and skin diseases (particularly fungal infections).

These are some, among the  various health benefits of mustard oil to humans. Now you have proper knowledge about them, you can go ahead and enjoy those sumptuous meal of yours prepared from this oil, while knowing you are giving your overall health a boost. 
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