There are some articles and websites that recommend avoiding Mustard Oil as a cooking medium during the monsoons because it is a “heavy oil”. This is a complete misconception that stems from a lack of understanding of the unique health and wellness properties that Mustard Oil has in comparison with other oils. To avoid any confusion that may arise from such viewpoints, let us set the record straight.
The monsoons are a time when stomach ailments and gastrointestinal diseases are on the rise. That’s precisely why Mustard Oil is the ideal cooking oil during this time. Mustard Oil has powerful antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antimicrobial properties that help fight infections in all parts of the body – especially, in the gastrointestinal tract. Isn’t it wonderful when your cooking oil also takes on the role of a multipurpose health tonic?
The monsoons are also a time when the metabolism of your body turns sluggish. Mustard Oil is known to tone the digestive system and increase the secretion of digestive juices – thereby enhancing the functioning of the digestive system and boosting metabolic activity.
Moreover, Mustard Oil has the ability to fight common colds and boosts your immune system.
Far from staying away from it, Mustard Oil is exactly what you need to get you through the monsoons.