Immunity and ways to build and boost immunity have always been hot topics of discussion among health-conscious people but interest levels on this subject really peaked during the pandemic. Here are six invaluable attributes that make cold-pressed Mustard Oil a powerful immunity builder.
One – Vitamin E: As far as immunity is considered, Vitamin E is considered to be a vital nutrient – and cold-pressed Mustard Oil is packed with natural Vitamin E; nothing synthetic, no chemical additives… it’s the real thing and it’s 100% natural.
Two – Antioxidants: Mustard Oil is packed with natural antioxidants. These antioxidants play a key role in preventing cell damage while the immune system is fighting pathogens and infections. Mustard Oil is also rich in Selenium which boosts immunity by lowering oxidative stress and reducing inflammation.
Three – Minimal Processing: Science has proven beyond doubt that highly processed and ultra-processed foods have an adverse effect on the functioning of the immune system. Nutritionists recommend a diet that is predominantly based on raw or minimally processed nutrients. Naturally, such nutrients should ideally be cooked in a minimally processed medium – like Mustard Oil. It is extracted using a cold-pressing method that extracts the oil without the use of any chemical-intensive processes.
Four – Sulphur-based Compounds: Such compounds help in boosting immunity and yes – Mustard Oil contains a powerful sulphur-based compound called Allyl Isothiocyanate (AITC) which not only strengthens the immune system but also helps in preventing cancer.
Five – Infection-Fighting Capabilities: In addition to the anti-inflammatory property we mentioned earlier, Mustard Oil also has powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antimicrobial properties that fight infection and strengthen the body’s immune response system.
Six – Omega 3: Cold-pressed Mustard Oil is one the richest plant-based sources of vital Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which fortify the immune system – a fact that has been reiterated in a 2020 study carried out by Harvard Medical School.