Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (known as MUFA in short) comprise a healthy type of fats that is known to offer a wide range of health benefits. Nutritionists and dieticians recommend that you should make well-informed food choices in which you consciously replace unhealthy Trans Fatty Acids (TFA) and Saturated Fatty Acids (SFA) with MUFA.
MUFA has a profound, positive effect on blood lipids. They are proven to reduce LDL cholesterol (commonly referred to as “Bad Cholesterol”) and to increase the levels of HDL cholesterol (“Good Cholesterol”). This helps in maintaining healthy triglyceride levels – an enormous benefit in the current times when poor eating habits often lead to severe imbalances in triglycerides.
Based on various research studies, the Mayo Clinic recommends making MUFA a part of your daily diet because it improves the functioning of blood vessels and keeps the entire cardiovascular system toned and healthy.
An article published in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, a leading peer-reviewed journal, reports on an extensive study encompassing diets rich in MUFA. According to the study, people with such diets had lower blood pressure and less body fat. This significantly reduces the risks associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), hypertension and stroke – an invaluable health benefit in today’s high-stress times where hypertension is a major lifestyle issue, often referred to as the “Silent Killer” because the condition does not have any obvious symptoms.
A highly practical way to ensure a regular intake of MUFA is to make cold-pressed Mustard Oil your primary cooking medium. Mustard Oil contains around 60 per cent MUFA and because of the high smoking point of this oil, the MUFA nutrients remain intact even during extended cooking. The food you are eating may or may not be rich in MUFA – but at least you can be sure that your oil is giving you all the multifaceted health benefits that can be derived from MUFA.
So add the power of MUFA to your diet – choose cold-pressed Mustard Oil as your primary cooking medium.