Whether your squeezing over a hot dog or adding it to a salad dressing, mustard can provide that hot peppery finishing hit to a variety of meals.
And now as well as making our meals taste a whole lot better nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville has also argued that adding mustard to you meals – in moderation – could help you burn a whopping 16% more fat.
And it’s all down to a metabolism-boosting ingredient called capsaicin.
Dr Marilyn said: “The capsaicin’s heat may help with a process called thermogenesis where your body can convert fat into heat, so helps to burn more fat, which aids to weight loss.
“Including thermogenic ingredients in your diet may boost your metabolism by up to 5 percent, and increase fat burning by up to 16 percent.
“If you are buying ready-made mustard make sure that it does not contain sugar as this is going to be counterproductive for your weight.”