Not only is mustard oil extremely healthy for the heart, it also inhibits inflammation and diabetes and protects the body from free radical damage thanks to its antioxidant effects.
Diet has a significant influence on heart health, with the fats consumed playing a significant role. There are fats that can harm the heart and fats that have a beneficial effect on heart health.
Prevents coronary heart disease
According to a study, among cooking oils, rapeseed oil and mustard oil are the healthiest for the human heart and their consumption can prevent coronary heart disease, among other things. The researchers attribute this to the fats it contains.
Rapeseed oil and mustard oil are particularly healthy for the heart due to their low amount of saturated fats. The high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids is also beneficial for heart health.
Almost optimal ratio of fatty acids
In addition, mustard oil has an almost ideal ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids. According to the researchers, studies have shown that using mustard oil, for example, can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease compared to sunflower oil.
A current study also points to health benefits due to the high content of healthy fatty acids, but also mentions possible risks from the isothiocyanates and erucic acids it contains.
Inhibits inflammation and protects against diabetes
According to the team, mustard oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that may help prevent obesity-related metabolic disorders, melanoma and Parkinson’s disease. In addition, mustard oil has anti-diabetic, anti-cancer and antimicrobial effects against various pathogenic microorganisms.
The researchers add that topical application of allyl isothiocyanate derived from mustard oil also has the potential to reduce inflammation. However, the benefit-risk ratio should be further investigated in order to further optimize mustard oil, if necessary, by making appropriate adjustments to production.
Be sure to include mustard oil in your diet
The results of the study make it clear that mustard oil is not only extremely healthy for the heart and can even prevent coronary heart disease, but also inhibits inflammation, counteracts diabetes and at the same time has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. So cooking oil should actually be part of every healthy diet. (as)