How you Can Use Mustard to Lose Weight

As the year comes to an end, many people are already beginning to think about their New Year’s resolution and for most Americans weight loss is high on the list.  The trick to losing weight is to burn more calories per day than consumed.  It is common for dieters to think that they have to drastically reduce their daily caloric intake or starve to lose weight but not only is deprivation no fun at all, it’s not even an effective strategy toward permanent weight loss.

Successfully losing weight has more to do with lifestyle changes and food substitutions, rather than eliminating food groups and drastically reducing portions.  There are many ways to cut calories, and a little here and there will add up in the long-run. In this article we are primarily focusing on the benefits of mustard as a weight loss aid.

Why is Mustard Good for Weight Loss? 
Mustard is the second most popular condiment in America, with pepper being the first.  Unfortunately it is undervalued for its use outside of sandwiches.  Compared to ketchup, which is loaded with sugar, and mayo with unhealthy fats, mustard is natural, low in calories, fat and has the potential to liven up almost any meal.

Use Mustard to Lose Weight

Mustard is a natural meat tenderizer and can be used on chicken breasts, barbeque and seafood.  It can be made into sauces, dips, put into scrambled eggs and made into soup, to name a few ideas.

The Health Benefits of Mustard
Classic mustard has anti-inflammatory properties that can counter the sugars and fats in condiments that most people use every day.  This inflammation leads to heart disease, weight gain, diabetes and other health conditions.  Due to mustard seeds containing the minerals magnesium and selenium, which assists with reducing inflammation, mustard can assist with reversing the effects of a previously poor diet.

Mustard has been used for centuries as a natural remedy.  The seeds can be ground and used as an ointment to treat a wide variety of ailments from muscle aches to sinus congestion.
When using mustard for weight loss consider that even if you make a sandwich a day and use mustard instead of mayonnaise you will save 420 calories in a week just from this simple change alone.  Add mustard to meals instead of high calorie sauces and the results will accumulate quickly!

Warnings about Store-Bough Mustard
There’s always a bit of a catch!  Be aware that buying store bought mustard can actually do more harm than good.  For example, honey mustard usually contains larger amounts of high-fructose corn syrup than actual honey, which causes weight gain and inflammation.  It is best to add your own raw honey to normal mustard, or purchase an organic mustard product with natural honey and no high fructose corn syrup.

Other flavors of mustard may have high sodium levels, which should definitely be avoided for diets with high blood pressure.  Always read nutrition labels to make sure that your mustard is healthy.

The Best Mustard for Weight Loss
Purchase mustard that is organic, gluten-free and made from simple, natural ingredients.  This is the only way to ensure that the maximum level of health benefits and weight loss potential will be achieved.  To see six exciting flavors of organic mustard and gluten-free recipes visit,

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Rizwan Ahmad
About the Author:
This article is posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of myfoodforu blog He is a blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on  the different topics related to humanity,

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