Who Is Also Eating Shrimps? Pay Attention To These 5 Benefits Of Eating Shrimps Every Day.
Almost every day I feel like eating shrimps. When I wake up from bed, the first thing I do is to plan my diet for the day and it occurs to me that shrimps are either on my lunch or dinner menu. If you are reading this and you are also a big fan of 'mighty' shrimps, please LIKE this post and comment 'shrimp'.
I remember back in secondary school, a friend told me his favourite part of shrimp meals is when they are hoping in the light soup - funny right. Well, I'm not here to talk about high school life so let get to the point.
Shrimps are a delicacy in most part of the world including Ghana. They classified as exoskeletons belonging to the order Decapoda in the Arthropoda phylum. Shrimps or prawns are nutritious with a serving of about 85g cooked containing nutrients such as fats, proteins, carbs and minerals including phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, calcium and others.
Shrimps are also known to house health benefits which vary from heart health, weight loss, brain health, slowing down ageing and many more which we will go in-depth in this article.
So, What are the benefits of eating shrimps or prawns every day?
1. Brain Health
One reason why it is important to eat shrimps is that it helps in your brain health by improving blood flow and cognitive functions. Back in JHS, we learnt from science, food and nutrition to be precise that, foods that have hard outer skin or simply exoskeletons like crabs, shrimps, lobsters contain a good amount of iron which helps in blood bonding with oxygen, thereby boosting red blood cells and making blood flow smoother.
2. Menstrual pain
Yes, you read that right. Just like crabs, shrimps also contains a high amount of omega-3 fatty acid. This particular acid is known to perform some important functions in the body including battling the side effect of omega-6 acids.
As it does that, it enhances blood flow through all part of the body including the reproductive part. Hence, shrimps can help manage menstrual pains.
3. Anti-cancer effects
We mentioned earlier some of the minerals and compounds found in shrimps but we forgot two important ones; Selenium and Astaxanthin.
These compounds are cancer-fighting compounds. Selenium, in particular, has been studied and results show that it help battle prostate cancer and lung cancer as well.
Shrimps and prawns are also known to play a part in the ageing process. They are known to contain compounds such as Astaxanthin - a compound that helps in effective skin health.
5. Weight loss
If we say shrimps can help you lose weight it is true. But how? Simple, presence of high content of zinc. Zinc according to studies can raise your leptin level thereby reducing or lowering your cravenness. When this happens, you don't eat unnecessarily.
Shrimps are beneficuous, however, you should not eat too many in a sitting as they contain some amount of mercury and purines which can cause an adverse effect on your health.
How often do you eat shrimps?
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