5 reasons why mustard seeds are healthy for you

Mustard seeds are a popular ingredient of the Indian kitchen. Apart from being used in just cooking, it has a plethora of other health benefits and has medicinal properties.

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Mustard seeds are a popular ingredient of the Indian kitchen. Apart from being used in just cooking, it has a plethora of other health benefits and has medicinal properties.

Here are a few health benefits of mustard seeds:

-Consuming a spoonful of mustard seeds with water helps in curing stomach disorders like constipation, piles and fissures.

-Mustard seeds are believed to have compounds that inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

-For people who suffer from asthma, mustard seeds are a boon as they are a rich source of selenium and magnesium that help in controlling the symptoms of the disease.

-Studies suggest that consuming mustard seeds can give a big relief from migraine attacks.

-Presence of nutrients like copper, iron, magnesium and selenium in mustard seeds make them beneficial in maintaining blood pressure and also improves immunity of body to fight against infections.