Today, the entire globe knows about the power of mustard seeds, offering abundant vitamins and minerals.  

American cuisine makes use of mustard seeds in their sauces like the mustard sauce while Indian households smell of mustard pickles and chutneys.  

Here are 5 reasons why you continue to include mustard seeds in your diet.  

1. Eases digestion  

Mustard seeds are rich in fibre. This means that your bowel movement will be smooth and your stomach will remain clear.  

2. Relieves arthritis  

With a good amount of magnesium and selenium present in the seeds, they help to make the problem of rheumatic arthritis much better. They make your bones stronger and relieve pain.  

3. Reduces chances of cancer  

This is by far, one of the biggest benefits of mustard seeds. They prevent the growth and development of cancer-causing cells. This happens due to phytochemicals which help in eliminating the risk of cancer through compounds like glucosinolates and mirosinase.  

4. Good for hair and skin  

It is great to prevent early signs of ageing, keeping your skin hydrated and fighting all the skin-related infections. A mustard seeds-based scrub with oil can do wonders for your skin. Moreover, Vitamin A present in these seeds strengthens the hair from the roots, preventing hair fall and also gives a nice shine to your hair.  

5. Migraines and headaches  

Loaded with magnesium and Omega-3 fatty acids, these seeds have the potential to relieve you from migraine headaches.  

Thinking of ways to include it in your food? We suggest using mustard oil for cooking, especially for meat-based dishes. You can consume pickles and chutneys with these seeds. Salad dressings can also be prepared with mustard seeds.  

Note: It is advisable to consult a doctor before including any type of seeds in your diet, particularly if you suffer from any allergies or chronic illnesses.