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The Importance of Mustard Oil: A Daily Dose of Omega-3

Updated: Jun 12

A Daily Dose of Omega-3
A Daily Dose of Omega-3

An article published in Nursing Standard, a reputed UK-based nursing journal which carries peer-reviewed articles and research on Medicine and Nutrition, highlights the need to ensure a daily intake of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids.

According to this article, there is enough research data and scientific evidence to suggest that Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids play an integral role in cell membrane function and in the healthy development of the brain. A regular intake of Omega-3 is proven to reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke and dementia. It is also known to prevent (or at least reduce the incidence of) inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

In particular, the article points out that the average British diet is low in Omega-3. To counter this deficiency, it recommends that people in the UK should consume oily fish and fortified eggs as part of their daily diet with a view to ensuring that they get a regular intake of Omega-3.

While the Brits may struggle to find ways of adding Omega-3 to their diets, we Indians are a lot more fortunate. We have an ancient substance that is known to be one of the largest plant-based sources of Omega-3 – traditional Indian cold-pressed Mustard Oil. You can ensure that you and your family get a healthy dose of Omega-3 every time you prepare a meal cooked in Mustard Oil.

The fact that Mustard Oil is plant-based (extracted from seeds using cold-pressing methods) means everyone can have it. If you are a vegetarian, then fish-oil, though rich in Omega-3, is unsuitable for you. Likewise, if you are a vegan, then the fortified eggs recommended for the British population in the article won’t suit you either. However, with Mustard Oil, everybody is happy.

So to get your daily dose of Omega-3 Fatty Acids you don’t have to look for exotic ingredients or health supplements with fancy names. Just make Mustard Oil your primary cooking medium, that’s all.

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