Friday, July 22, 2016

Why You Shouldn't Dismiss This Leaf If You Fear Deadly Diseases

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If death doesn't scare you, hospital bills probably would. Some people fear deadly diseases because of the huge medical expense they entail.

So, if you fear deadly diseases, you shouldn't dismiss this green leafy vegetable---mustard green or mustasa in our vernacular.

No, it's not the mustard sauce you put in your burger or frankfurters. We're talking of the leaf itself. Fresh and green. That's what fights off diseases.

Just look what mustasa leaves are rich in: flavonoids, sulforaphane, indoles, carotenes, zea-xanthin and lutein. And that's not counting their vitamins, especially Vitamin K.


Sulforaphane and indoles---di-indolyl-methane (DIM)---have proven health benefits against prostate, colon, breast, and ovarian cancers due to their cancer-cell growth inhibition---their cytotoxic effects on cancer cells.

Fresh mustasa leaves also have amounts of B-complex group of vitamins like folic acid, pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamin, and others. Folic acid in mustard green has an important role in DNA synthesis as well as cell division.

Mustard green also gives you lots of vitamin-C. Vitamin-C (ascorbic acid) has powerful natural anti-oxidant action that gives protection against destructive free radical damage and flu-like viral infections.

Mustard leaves are also super rich in Vitamin A. This is an essential nutrient needed for maintaining healthy skin and mucusa. It is also required for good eye-sight.

By the way, eating natural fruits rich in flavonoids helps you protect yourself from lung and oral cavity cancers. You never know.

Finally, mustasa leaves also carry essential minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and manganese.

Oh, before I forget, the Vitamin K in mustasa leaves is good for healthy blood clot, preventing excessive bleeding. So, it may help heal Dengue fever.

And mustasa is so easy to cook. Just mix it in any stewed recipe, meat or fish. You can also ferment it (buro) or just eat it raw.

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