Importance of well balance diet:

All food contains all of the nutrients we need to be healthy, it is necessary to eat various foods in sufficient amounts. A good diet will include many different foods, and sufficient in quantity and quality to meet an individual’s need for food energy and other micro nutrients.

By eating MUSTARD you will have the following benefits.

MUSTARD

Typical serving size:

1 tsp or 5 mL

HOW IT HARMS

Diarrhea or vomiting

Allergies

Skin irritation

WHAT IT HEALS

Cancer Heart disease Inflammation Bone strength When you think of mustard, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the condiment
So you may be surprised to learn that mustard is good for more than just a sandwich spread, dip, or salad dressing ingredient
In addition to the condiment, you can find mustard in the form of seeds or a powder made from ground mustard seeds
The seeds that are used to make traditional mustard come from a cruciferous plant, and the mustard greens from that plant can also be eaten for additional

Health Benefits


You probably won’t be eating enough mustard to gain all the

Health Benefits

, but in combination with other foods rich in the same nutrients, it can help several conditions

Health Benefits

Protects against cancer and heart disease
Mustard is a source of selenium, a mineral with antioxidant properties that may help protect against certain cancers, prevent cardiovascular disease, defend your cells against damaging free radicals, and give your immune system a boost
Decreases inflammation
Mustard is a source of magnesium, which can help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, balance blood sugar, and relax muscles
Eases PMS symptoms
The manganese in mustard can help strengthen bones
Mustard contains manganese and phosphorus, which contributes to strong bones and teeth and helps the body process carbohydrates and fats in protein synthesis

Health Risks

Digestive problems
Ingesting too many mustard seeds (or more than a teaspoon of mustard powder) could result in diarrhea or vomiting

Allergies


In rare cases, mustard may be a food allergen: It may also irritate the skin when used topically, despite being revered for its typically skin-soothing properties

QUICK TIP:

Make Your Own Mustard Create this condiment by adding 2 to 3 Tbsp (30 to 45 mL) of liquid (vinegar, wine, water, and/or flat beer) to about ¼ cup (59 mL) dry mustard (seeds and powder), and dress it up with turmeric (for a bright yellow tint), garlic, sugar or honey, salt, tarragon, or other herbs

Allergies

  • Add mustard to salad dressings, sauces, and marinades
  • Stir in some spicy mustard with grilled brussels sprout halves to add some spice to the vegetable
  • For a little kick to your next stew or roast, add a couple teaspoons of mustard

    Buying Tip

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  • Yellow mustard is milder than Dijon mustard, which is pungent and a bit spicy
  • Stone ground is usually more coarse, leaving larger chunks of mustard seed, creating a more spicy flavor and a pronounced texture
    Nutritionally, most mustards are the same
    However, Dijon-style mustards often have a bit more sodium than regular yellow mustard
    MORE MUSTARD USES If you have an aching back, arthritis pain, or sore muscles, add 6 to 8 oz of mild yellow mustard to a bath, or rub the mustard directly on the painful area (do a spot test first to make sure the mustard doesn’t irritate your skin)
    You can use mustard as a decongestant; simply rub prepared mustard on your chest and put a hot wet washcloth over it
    Mustard can also help soothe and stimulate skin, so consider using it for your next facial mask

    Storing Tips

  • Refrigerate prepared mustard after opening
  • Mustard seeds and powder can be stored in a dry, dark place
  • Seeds are typically good for a year; mustard powder keeps well for about 6 months