This blog has often written about how Mustard Oil is an excellent choice for keeping the heart healthy. We keep reiterating this fact because there’s an enormous amount of misinformation being spread by other edible oils (especially refined oils) claiming to be good for the heart – without any evidence to support their claims.
When you choose to make cold-pressed Mustard Oil your regular cooking medium you have, for starters, selected an oil that is 100 percent natural. Very good! You are using an oil that contains no chemicals or additives.
Among all cooking oils, Mustard Oil has the lowest levels of saturated fatty acids, and that’s good news for your heart. At the same time, Mustard Oil is rich in Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA) and Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA) – which again are good for your heart. Mustard Oil is also one of the largest vegetarian sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and offers a ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 that comes closest to the ideal ratio recommended by the World Health Organization.
It gets better. Mustard Oil can help your body to repair any damage caused to myelin sheaths – these are the protective sheaths that cover your heart and blood vessels. This attribute of Mustard Oil comes from its natural ability to enhance good cholesterol (HDL) while controlling the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) – thereby improving the overall Triglyceride balance in your lipid profile.
And remember, there’s that landmark study published in the Journal of Preventive Cardiology that reveals switching to mustard oil as your sole cooking medium can reduce the incidence of heart disease by over 70 percent.
So don’t let other cooking oils fool you with their erroneous, unsubstantiated and misleading claims. Mustard Oil is the one that is proven to be good for the heart.