Saturday, September 23, 2023

Why you should replace refined oil with cold-pressed or Kachchi Ghani Mustard oil for cooking

New Delhi: Rising incidences of heart disease and various other health problems make us all think about the lifestyle changes we can make to avert it. Oil is one of the main parts of our daily diet that is unavoidable and so one must know all to use it for one’s health benefits.
There are different kinds of cooking oils available in the markets today. Mustard or Kachchi Ghani can cook almost all kinds of food – from shallow to deep frying – to meet dietary needs. Derived from black mustard seeds, it is a little pungent and dark yellow oil. Most health experts and nutritionists today recommend using mustard oil in place of refined oils.

Extracted through a cold-pressed manner, mustard oil contains healthy fats that do not accumulate in the blood vessels.
It is a rich source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that are a powerhouse of antioxidants and help in the regeneration and repair of body cells.
Mustard oil helps in decreasing bad cholesterol levels as it does not stick to the walls of arteries, clogging them.
Mustard oil has Glucosinolate, an anti-microbial ingredient that helps in protecting from infections and free radicals.

Refined oil is natural but it is processed through various machine techniques to make the oil look clear, and lighter in colour.
Since they are machine processed, to give them a longer shelf life, refined oils are subjected to a hydrogenation process where the unsaturated fat is turned into solid by adding hydrogen, resulting in excess trans-fat which is harmful to our health.
It does not have many health benefits
Regular consumption of refined oil can lead to cancer, diabetes, digestive issues, obesity, and immune dysfunction.

Note: The information given here is based on religious belief and public belief. There cannot be any scientific evidence for this. Keeping in mind the general interest and knowledge, it is being presented here.

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