8 Reasons to put Mustard in your Meal

Mustard has been a must on the table even in the past. Do you know why? Back then, mustard seeds were used to make the food spicier and to preserve it for longer. Luckily, this side-dish is not only tasty, but also very healthy! In fact, long before the French learned how to turn those seeds into a delicious sauce, the ancient Greeks used the plant to treat various diseases. If you rarely put mustard on your plate, maybe these 8 facts can make you reconsider:
  1. Mustard is said to stimulate the appetite as it increases salivation with up to 8 times.
  2. A study published in Carcinogenesis claims that allyl isothiocyanate, a component found in mustard seeds, stops the growth and proliferation of cancer cells.
  3. Mustard is one of the rare sources of selenium – a vital mineralpopular for its anti-inflammatory properties.
  4. The plant is also very rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals that protect and restore the cells from the harm caused by oxidative stress.
  1. We all know spicy food is responsible for the rise of body temperature. Researchers say that mustard quickens the metabolism with 20-25%, which means it may help lose weight.
  2. Thanks to Omega-3 fatty acids and magnesium we can easily get rid of migraine.
  3. Wanna know something else? Mustard may heal skin conditions as it contains lots of sulfur. It also promotes good blood circulation.
  4. What’s more, this seasoning has antiseptic and antifungal properties. Hurray!
Don’t you now think mustard should have a special place on your plate? If so, get it from here.


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