Across the past two decades, the medical fraternity has increasingly started coming out in favour of using cold-pressed Mustard Oil as a cooking and deep-frying medium that offers a wide range of health benefits. Cardiologists have reaffirmed that a regular intake of Mustard Oil through one’s daily diet is very beneficial not only for the heart but also for the entire cardiovascular system. Oncologists have been exploring the treatment of malignant tumours using Mustard Oil, particularly for colon, colorectal and intestinal cancer. Orthopaedic practitioners have been rediscovering the multifaceted applications of Mustard Oil for relieving muscular and joint pains – even the kind of chronic pain that is caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr Sunil Jain, a specialist in Homeopathy, has been asking his patients to use cold-pressed Mustard Oil for many years now. Being a firm believer in natural products, Dr Jain believes that age-old oils like Mustard Oil have stood the test of time and have become a part of India’s nutritional heritage across thousands of years because it is healthy and nutrient-packed. In comparison, he advises that chemically processed refined oils are best avoided.
Dr Jain is very clear about his reasons for recommending Mustard Oil so strongly. First of all, Mustard Oil contains healthy fats that do not accumulate in the blood vessels and thus, do not lead to plaque formation. Such healthy fats include Omega-3 Fatty Acids that cannot be synthesized by the human body and, therefore, have to be acquired via dietary sources. In this context, it’s important to remember that Mustard Oil is one of the largest plant-based sources of Omega-3. Another great thing about Mustard Oil is that it contains zero Trans Fatty Acids (a bad fat) and the lowest level of Saturated Fatty Acids (another bad fat) in comparison with other commonly used cooking oils.
There is another vital attribute of Mustard Oil that Dr Jain highlights: it contains glucosinolates, an antimicrobial agent that protects the body and its organs from various kinds of infections.
With so many doctors from diverse fields of specialisation recommending Mustard Oil, you can choose this oil with confidence and make it your primary medium for cooking and deep-frying. Go for it!