I am not encouraging you to eat french fries, far from it! Stay away from these greasy carbohydrates but if you find yourself eating them have mustard with them instead of ketchup………..then you will get your antioxidants in…..and dont forget to smother them in cider vinegar………cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which slows down starch digestion and in return lowers glucose levels in the bloodstream.
The latin name mustum ardens literally means “burning paste” – it’s not hard to understand why!
Valued for it’s warming effects, this plant has many ways of protecting the lungs. The mustard seed has been used in the past to relieve respiratory aillments. Their selenium and magnesium content both help reduce inflammation in the lungs and ease symtoms of asthma. Less commonly used than the seeds, mustard leaves are rich in other nutreients, including vitamin C and beta carotene, that improve lung function and help protect against the harmful effects of second-hand tobacco smoke. Mustard seed’s potent volatile oils make it useful for helping to fight off colds. It stimulates the circulation and encourages sweating, helping to expel toxins. Mustard seed also contains small amounts of immunity-boosting minerals, including blood-enhancing iron and antioxidantzinc as well as B-vitamins, which can increase energy.
Mustard seed can be an irritant if used excessively so always use it sparingly.
Choose French Dijon Mustard over English Mustard, it contains less sugar
Nutrients: Vitamins B1, B2, B3, carotenoids, calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium, zinc, volatile oils
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