In the past decade or so, the medical fraternity including doctors, cardiologists, nutritionists and dieticians have come out very strongly in favour of Mustard Oil as a healthy cooking medium. Some of them have been remarkably emphatic about the health, wellness and nutritional benefits that this oil has to offer.
One such specialist who strongly advocates the use of cold-pressed Mustard Oil for cooking is Lovneet Batra, a Clinical Nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Dietetics from Michigan State University. She believes that good nutrition is not about making sacrifices – it is more about making the right food choices. And one of the most important nutritional choices one makes is in the selection of the right cooking oil because oil is consumed day in and day out across multiple meals.
Batra recommends Mustard Oil for reasons beyond everyday cooking, frying and tastefulness. She highlights three reasons why Mustard Oil is a preferred choice.
1. Appetite Booster: Mustard Oil significantly intensifies the enjoyment of food by enhancing the appetite and stimulating the secretion of gastric juices that aid digestion.
2. Immunity Booster: Mustard Oil is one of the richest plant-based sources of precious Omega-3 Fatty Acids, in addition to having a near-ideal ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 Fatty Acids. The oil is also abundant in Vitamin E. All these vital nutrients make Mustard Oil a powerful immunity builder.
3. Inflammation Fighter: This is another unique feature that other edible oils do not offer. Mustard Oil is rich in Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) which fights infections and reduces inflammation within the body. It also relieves pain – not just regular muscular aches and joint pains but also pain arising from rheumatoid arthritis.
According to Batra, these three attributes constitute three great reasons for making Mustard Oil your primary cooking medium. Why choose any other oil when cold-pressed Mustard Oil delivers such amazing health benefits?