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A Nutrient called ALA

Cold-pressed Mustard Oil is rich in a nutrient called Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), an essential Omega-3 Fatty Acid. Why do we use the word “essential”? Because that’s exactly what it is – essential for human growth, physical development and health.

ALA is proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and diseases that affect the blood vessels – for instance, the hardening of the arteries (Atherosclerosis). It also helps in maintaining the normal rhythm of the heart and its pumping action. Some studies also indicate that it helps in reducing blood clots.

With such powerful health attributes, it is not surprising to find that ALA is used in treating various conditions – in particular, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease. It is also being used in dietary approaches aimed at preventing stroke. And just imagine, this amazing fatty acid is found in everyday cold-pressed Mustard Oil!

There is also some preliminary evidence from animal studies which indicates that ALA-rich diets can decrease Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL, also called “Bad Cholesterol) in plasma.

Cold-pressed Mustard Oil offers yet another fascinating benefit: inflammation is considered to play a key role in atherosclerosis, which in turn elevates the risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke. Now, cold-pressed Mustard Oil is proven to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties – this aspect, in combination with the presence of ALA, makes this oil an all-in-one health tonic.

One final insight before we end: ALA is a plant-based essential fatty acid that has to be acquired via one’s diet. The human body cannot produce this vital nutrient on its own. But you can get your daily dose of ALA simply by using cold-pressed Mustard Oil as your primary cooking medium.

So give your body a regular intake of healthy ALA – switch to cold-pressed Mustard Oil.

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