One of the most valuable nutrients found in cold-pressed Mustard Oil is an essential fatty acid called Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA). This is a part of the family of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. These are called “essential fatty acids” because they are essential for the proper functioning of your body – in particular, your heart, brain (cognitive capabilities) and skin. They also play a role in cancer prevention and in avoiding obesity. However, these fatty acids cannot be synthesized (manufactured) by your body. You have to obtain them from your diet.
According to an article published in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, there are numerous epidemiological studies and dietary trials conducted on human subjects which indicate that ALA has powerful cardio-protective properties. Some of these studies have also shown that a regular intake of ALA can prevent cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac events – a heart attack, for instance.
A very easy (and tasty) way to add ALA to your diet is by making cold-pressed Mustard Oil your primary cooking medium. Mustard Oil is one of the largest plant-based sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids (one of these fatty acids being ALA). According to the Journal of Oleo Science, Mustard Oil contains around 8.35 per cent ALA. The optimal dietary intake of ALA is around 2 grams per day. Think about it – every meal you cook in Mustard Oil gives you a healthy dose of this vital fatty acid.
Eminent cardiologist Dr T. S. Kler highlights another significant health benefit offered by this amazing fatty acid. ALA is proven to reduce the adhesion-aggregation tendency of blood platelets. This decreases the risk of heart attacks and also prevents the build-up of plaque inside the blood vessels.
Just imagine – a nutrient so valuable, so versatile, and so readily available in the form of a cooking medium that has been around for more than five thousand years! Choose cold-pressed Mustard Oil and give your health a boost.