Health & Lifestyle

Avoid these Five Major Health Problems with Mustard Seeds

Nikita Arya
Nikita Arya

The tempering of mustard seeds crackling in the hot oil can be a total game-changer for many Indian moms as it enhances the taste of any dish in making. Mustard seeds are among the most essential condiments used in the Indian palate to enhance the flavors and aroma of the dishes. Not just for the Indian palate, but the condiment is popular among European and American cuisine as well, simply because of its property to lift up the taste. But, do not mistake its potential to be just about bringing out the flavor and aroma; these small bead-like mustard seeds are very healthy and nutritious.

These seeds are fully loaded with vitamins and minerals and can help you fight some serious health issues. Among the most easily available condiments in the world, a mere tempering of mustard seeds can help you fight these five major health problems. 

Benefits of Mustard Seeds 

Helps Prevent Cancer 

Mustard seeds are a good source of glucosinolates and myrosinase, which are proven for regulating cancer-causing cells in the body. According to studies, these seeds also have chemo-preventive properties and are also helpful in reducing the effects of carcinogens. A carcinogen is a substance, radionuclide, or radiation, which could be responsible for promoting the formation of cancer in your body. 

Helps Relieve Migraine 

If you are suffering from any kind of headache and migraine, then consuming mustard seeds could do wonders for you. Mustard seeds are packed with magnesium, a mineral that helps soothe your nerves while relieving the pain and strain. Apart from taking it as tempering, one can also make mustard chutney to have better results. 

Helps in Strengthening Digestive System 

Indigestion has become very common among millennials simply because of unhealthy eating habits and lifestyles. If you are also facing some issues with digestion, then you must start taking mustard seeds in your diet. The seeds are a good source of fiber and can strengthen your digestive system in a few days. It can also help in easy bowel movement and boost your digestive system.

Improves Cardiac Health 

A very few people know that mustard seeds are also very helpful in improving heart health. If you are having some cardiovascular issues or you know someone suffering from it, advise them to take mustard seeds into their diets. Apart from consuming whole mustard seeds, one can also use mustard oil for the medium of cooking. Mustard oil is extracted from mustard seeds only and is proven for managing cholesterol levels and reducing bad cholesterol. 

Improves Bone Density 

One of the great sources of selenium, mustard seeds are considered good for your bones. Selenium is a mineral, which makes your bones stronger. Not only bones, but the mineral can also strengthen your nails, hair, and teeth. 

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