20 Scientific Health Benefits of Eating Yellow Mustard

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Yellow mustard originally comes from India even though it is more popular as American yellow mustard. According to biological, It belongs to the Brassica family. Nowadays, it becomes popular among people because of the unique, strong and spicy flavor that is addicted for some people. In addition, it also has some health benefits for the body. People often use mustard to increase the taste of cuisine or apply it to some bread such as burger and hot dog.

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Nutrients of Yellow Mustard


[tr][th]Nutrients[/th] [th]Nutritional Value (1tsp)[/th][/tr]

[tr][td]Calories[/td] [td]15[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Carbohydrates[/td] [td]1.1 g[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Dietary Fiber[/td] [td]0.5 g[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Fats[/td] [td]0.9 g[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Omega-3 Fatty Acids[/td] [td]87.1 mg[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Omega-6 Fatty Acids[/td] [td]84.2 mg[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Calcium[/td] [td]16.9 mg[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Iron[/td] [td]0.3 mg[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Magnesium[/td] [td]9.7 mg[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Phosphorus[/td] [td]27.3 mg[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Potassium[/td] [td]22.2 mg[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Zinc[/td] [td]0.2 mg[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Manganese[/td] [td]0.1 mg[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Selenium[/td] [td]4.3 mcg[/td][/tr]


From these many nutrients, we know that yellow mustard is good for the body. Here are the health benefits of eating yellow mustard.

  1. Accelerate Metabolism and Digestion Process

Yellow mustard can help improve the digestion of food in the body. According to the studies, it can also help increase saliva production up to 8 times from the consumption of it. It really helps accelerate the process of metabolism and digestion of food. In addition, mustard contains anti fungal and antiseptic substances that help strengthen the immune system of the body.

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  1. Increase body immunity

Virus and bacteria can cause some infections that may give some damages to the body. Based on research, the nutrients contained in yellow mustard seeds such as manganese, iron, magnesium, and selenium help keep blood pressure normal and boost immunity against those. Because of it, we should eat yellow mustard to protect the body from getting sick easily and become a healthy person.

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  1. Overcome stomach disorders

It is believed that eating a tablespoon of yellow mustard seed mixture with water can help cure various stomach disorders, such as constipation and ambient. It is because of the fiber that contained in there. So, it is very good for our digestive system and helps us protect the stomach that is always a problem after consuming too much food.

  1. Prevent Cancer

Yellow mustard contains a variety of content that has benefits, one of which is glucosinolate that has been scientifically proven to have the effectiveness of inhibiting various types of cancer. According to chemical reaction, glucosinolate is converted to isothiocyanate with the help of myrosinase enzyme.

In addition, the content inhibiting the growth of cancer is also able to inhibit the formation of cancer cells. Chemopreventive nature of the seeds helps stimulate the occurrence of apoptosis without affecting normal cells.

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  1. Prevent Cholesterol

The yellow mustard seeds produce crude oil (canola) that contains erucic acid. Based on daily nutrition, canola oil contains omega-6 and omega-3 with a ratio of 2: 1, and make it the healthiest oil because it can also lower cholesterol. It is also because of the low of fat that contained in yellow mustard, so this spice or ingredient can become an alternative solution to add or mix it with delicious food without increasing the cholesterol.

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  1. Good For Digestive System and Diet

Yellow mustard is rich of fiber that is good for digestive system. It helps the digestive system to work faster and make it run well without a problem. We already know that fiber is also good for diet because it makes us feel full for a long time. Thus, it also prevents people’s desire to eat too much.

According to the studies, fiber also contains enough calories like carbohydrate, so eating this doesn’t make us lack of nutrition.

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  1. Increase Appetite and Adrenalin

According to the research from Dr. Max Lake that comes from Australia, yellow mustard has a strong flavor that maximizes the stimulation of food taste.

The balance between the strong flavor and the pleasure makes the people who eat them taste the delicacy which is the peak of food satisfaction. The strong and spicy flavor increase the adrenalin. It is good to accelerate all of body systems.

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  1. Maintain Organ Vitality

One teaspoon of yellow mustard contains five calories kcal based on the USDA National Nutrient Database. Yellow mustard seeds are rich in selenium, magnesium, and omega 3 fatty acids. These three contents are useful for maintaining organ vitality.

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  1. Improve Brain Function

Yellow mustard also contains omega-3 and omega-6. According to the studies, these two nutrients are very good for improving the brain function. In addition, yellow mustard also contains potassium. It helps the brain to get enough food by carrying oxygen. Potassium also sends neurotransmitters in the brain, then it will send signals to the nerves. So, yellow mustard is very recommended for children that are still in the growth stage and in the need of intelligence.

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  1. Overcome Rheumatoid Arthritis

Yellow mustard seeds contain selenium and magnesium. It is believed that both nutrients can overcome rheumatoid arthritis disease and prevent asthma. They have anti-inflammatory properties that can be used to do those, so we should consume this if we have rheumatoid arthritis or asthma disease.

  1. Prevent Anemia

What’s more health benefits of eating yellow mustard? There is zinc substance in yellow mustard that can be used to prevent anemia. We already know that zinc substance is very beneficial for blood in the body because it produces hemoglobin and red blood cells. It is the main cause of anemia disease, so we should consume this if we need more red blood cells.

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  1. Protect Kidney

Yellow mustard is rich in calcium and potassium. These two substances can work together to protect the kidney from some diseases, such as kidney stone.

To do it, according to biological process, the kidney will filter potassium and remove it through the urine. Thus, it can be said potassium is beneficial to maintain kidney health.

  1. Get Additional Energy

Yellow mustard contains 15 calories, 1.1g carbohydrate, 0.5g fiber, and  0.9g fats. According to nutritionists, these nutrients are the source of energy. We can conclude that if we eat yellow mustard, we will get many energies that can be used to do our activities and work. In addition, it can replenish energy that we have used for daily activities too.

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  1. For Bones and Teeth Growth

Calcium, phosphorus, manganese, and magnesium which are contained in yellow mustard are very good for bone and teeth. It can help accelerate the growth of bone and teeth, so we should consume yellow mustard properly because bones and teeth are the important parts to move other parts or body systems. In addition, it can prevent some bone problems, such as osteoporosis and fracture.

  1. Protect Heart

Yellow mustard contains omega-3 and omega-6 that are good for the heart. Research shows that omega-3 can prevent heart disease and other diseases related to the heart. It can increase arterial elasticity and reduce the risk of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat) as well as high blood pressure. Omega-3 also can create ASN that can help prevent heart disease.

In addition, Omega-6 can reduce the constriction of blood vessels and coronary heart phenomena. Coronary heart disease mainly occurs when there is narrowing/blockage of blood vessels. The constriction occurs when LDL cholesterol in the blood is oxidized, accumulate and harden in the arteries based on Willett’s research.

Rubin David in his invention adds information that the process of narrowing the blood vessels can be reduced.

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More Yellow Mustard Uses

Here are more health benefits of yellow mustard.

  1. Overcome migraine
  2. Reduce hair loss
  3. Protect body from flu and coughing a lot
  4. Improve the immune of body and destroy toxins
  5. Relieve muscle pain

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Side Effects of Yellow Mustard

Thus, there are many health benefits of eating yellow mustard, but here are some side effect after consuming yellow mustard too much.

  1. Vomiting

Yellow mustard has a strong and spicy flavor. For people that are not familiar or has a problem with this flavor, it can cause them to vomit. Yellow mustard is not recommended for them and they should consult it with the doctor.

  1. Gastritis

The side effect of too much yellow mustard may be gastritis or reflux problem because of its digestive tract stimulation. As long as we experience symptoms of heartburn or reflux, we should not consume this.

  1. Addictive

For some people that love eating spicy food, yellow mustard can become an addictive ingredient. It makes some food more spicy and delicious. Some people will want to eat it more and more until they can’t control it anymore, so we should pay attention to this side effect.

So that’s all the health benefits of eating yellow mustard. It also has some side effects that we should pay attention before eating it too much. Keep up the good work and stay healthy.

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