Sunday, 16 November 2014

MUSTARD SEEDS HEALTH BENEFITS

Known as rai or sarson in Hindi, mustard is an ingredient that is commonly used in Asian, French, Greek, Roman, American and African cuisines. Available in white, black and brown varieties, these seeds are very versatile and are used in different forms by different cultures. While some people use them whole, others use them in powdered form. The oil extracted from the seeds is also used for cooking and mustard paste or sauce is popularly used as a condiment. Here are some of the amazing health benefits of mustard seeds.


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Enable weight loss

Mustard seeds are packed with several B Vitamins that help speed up your metabolism and therefore enable weight loss.


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Slow down ageing

Mustard seeds contain flavonoid and caretonoid antioxidants in addition to significant amounts of Vitamins A, C and K. These slow down the ageing process, keeping your skin and tissues younger for longer.


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Prevent cancer

The phytonutrients in mustard seeds prevent bladder, colon and cervical cancer. They restrict the growth of any existing cancer cells and prevent the formation of new ones.


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Lower cholesterol levels

Eating mustard seeds helps lower your cholesterol levels and clears the plaque build-up in your arteries. It also regulates your blood circulation and lowers your blood pressure.


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Improve heart health

Patients recovering from serious heart conditions like acute myocardial infarctions or heart attacks have shown significant improvement if they have eaten food cooked in mustard oil. This is because mustard contains omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients essential to heart health. 


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Reduce symptoms of asthma

Mustard seeds are rich in selenium and magnesium, which have anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the symptoms of asthma. For relief during an asthmatic attack, mix a little mustard oil and camphor and massage them on your chest and upper back to help decongest your system. 


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Cure respiratory conditions

In addition to asthma, mustard seeds also help prevent and cure several other respiratory conditions like colds, coughs, sinus and bronchitis. If you have sinus, soak your feet in a mixture of water and mustard powder, and for a cough, try gargling with tea made of mustard seeds. Be careful, as it could burn your throat in areas where there isn’t mucus to coat it. 


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Relieve constipation

Mustard seeds contain plenty of fibre and a thick and slimy substance known as mucilage, both of which improve your digestion and help relieve constipation.  Mustard seeds are also effective in treating other gastrointestinal conditions like piles and fissures. 


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Relieve aches and pains

In addition to their anti-inflammatory properties, mustard seeds also have the ability to produce a lot of heat. In order to relieve muscle and joint pain, a paste can be made of mustard seeds and water and applied to the body. It can burn your skin if applied directly, so use a thin sheet as a barrier in between. 


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Stimulate hair growth

Mustard oil is packed with iron, fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, several vitamins and a hefty amount of beta carotene. Massaging this oil into your scalp nourishes it and stimulates hair growth.


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Strengthen and condition hair

The nutrients in mustard oil also strengthen your hair and reduce hair fall. They also condition your hair from within and give it a healthy shine. 


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Cure acne

Mustard seeds can be used to cure acne and obtain a clear, glowing complexion. Just heat some mustard seeds in sesame or coconut oil, strain the oil and apply it to your face. 


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Hydrate skin

A combination of mustard seeds and aloe vera gel can be applied on your skin to hydrate and nourish it, while simultaneously removing all the impurities from within.  


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Detoxify your body

Mustard seeds have poison repelling properties, so they help detoxify your system of the harmful toxins from cigarettes and alcohol. 


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Amazing Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Heal nerves

The heat in mustard seeds helps heal nerves, thereby benefitting individuals suffering from nerve damage. 


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Treat diabetes

Eating mustard helps reduce the oxidative stress that diabetics face because mustard has anti-oxidative properties. 


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Reduce the risk of menopause-related osteoporosis

Mustard contains plenty of magnesium and calcium, which is beneficial for menopausal women as it prevents bone loss and osteoporosis

1 comment:

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