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Crabs are among the popular kinds of seafood consumed from across the world due to their delicious, nutritious and salty-like taste. These species are mostly consumed by people living in the coastal areas. In Ghana, there is a belief that carbs give 'blood' or serve as a source.
Whether it is a myth or truth, Ghanaians love crabs. It is among the many fishes that you will find on a Ghanaian fufu menu. Crabs are crustaceans belonging to the phylum Arthropoda and Order Decapoda. They are very nutritious as stated earlier containing several vital nutrients and minerals and compounds.'
The benefits one gets from consuming crabs are very promising and of course, today's we'll look at some of those powerful benefits linked to these amazing food. Before the benefits, kindly hit the LIKE and FOLLOW button to stay updated.
I Started Eating Ghanaian Local Crabs Every Week And This Is What Happened After Few Weeks
1. I noticed my muscle, teeth and bones were becoming strong
One most common benefit of eating crabs has to do with their effect on the bones. As stated earlier, crabs are a good source of minerals including phosphorus and calcium. In fact, 85g serving of crabs contains 50mg of calcium, which makes 5% of the daily value and 238mg of phosphorus, making 38% of the daily value.
These two minerals are known to play an important part in strengthening our bones and also improving overall bone health.
2. My memory and cognitive functions have been improving
Good mental health is another reason why you should be consuming crabs. Though they come in many forms, most of them, especially those we often eat, are high in vitamin B2, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids. These minerals and compounds are very important for cognitive functioning.
3. My heartbeat is normal
Our heart is another crucial organ within the body. Crabs, thanks to their omega-3 fatty acids can help lower triglycerides which are known to cause blood clotting. Crabs also help improves many factors, as well as the function of the heart, is concern including preventing heart pressure, irregular heartbeats and others.
4. They are great for Anaemia
Anaemia is a health condition that occurs as a result of the body's inability to produce red blood cells. Crabs, according to WebMD, contains folates, vitamin B12, and Iron which is all-important for people dealing with Anaemia.
Though crabs are very healthful and have a low amount of mercury making them safe for human consumption, we advise that you should not eat too many in a sitting as they are high in another toxic compound called cadmium. Also, make sure they are well cooked before eating.
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