Is Mustard Oil Keto Friendly?
- 08 Apr, 2020
Let’s study the nutrition contents of Mustard oil to know whether Mustard oil is Keto friendly or not.
MUSTARD OIL NUTRITION FACTS (Serving size 1 tsp)
|Total Calories (per serving)||124|
|Saturated Fat||1.6 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||3 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||9.4 g|
|Dietary Fibre||0 g|
Mustard oil contains an essential omega-3 fatty acid i.e. alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Omega-3 fatty acids act as antioxidants, which help your body fight off diseases, protect heart health and possibly keep brain cells healthy.
There is a small amount of saturated fat in this oil which one can take. Most Saturated fats are considered to be less healthy fats as they may contribute to heart disease.
Polyunsaturated fat is considered to be “good” fat. Polyunsaturated fat may boost heart health when you use it to replace less healthy fat in your diet.
Most of the fat in mustard oil is monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fatty acids, also called MUFAs, increase your HDL cholesterol or “good” cholesterol.
It is always recommended to replace less healthy fats with monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fat.
Mustard Oil contains zero fibre, zero carbs and zero proteins. Also, Mustard oil provides no vitamins or minerals.
The Bottom line is: “Mustard Oil can be taken on a Ketogenic Diet”.