Fish good is the luxury of all cuisines. Wherever you go, you will see people crazy enthusiastic about seafood. And why not? It is absolutely divine, after all. But, most people in several parts of the world shy away from seafood. Their biggest concern is “is it really healthy for me?” Is seafood truly healthy for me? Is the nutritional value commendable? The answer is yes! A Harvard study proved that a person with 8 ounces of seafood in their week’s diet is 36% less likely to be attacked by sneaky heart diseases.
Depending on your intake amount and the type of seafood you are consuming, seafood proves to be surprisingly nutritious. To get to know the detailed nutritious value of seafood, let us first be aware of the different types of seafood.
Requires no explanation. All types of fish such as salmon, tuna, etc. are included in this category.
Clams and oysters are part of mollusks.
Shrimps, prawns, Lobsters, etc. are included in crustaceans. This is an elite type of seafood which is often the most expensive item on the menu card.
A type of seafood served in very selective parts of the world, echinoderm includes Starfish and sea urchins.
Nutritional value of seafood.
Starting off with the very basic seafood, fish.
Fish is the easiest seafood to cook. You will find it being cooked by your grandma as well as five-star restaurants. Fish is a major source of body essential vitamins such as A, B, and D. It also provides omega-3 fatty acids and phosphorous which is very beneficial for heart diseases. In less complex words, fish is rich in mineral sources, proteins, and vitamins. These help reduce heart disease risk, lower the chances of unexpected heart attacks, strokes, decreases dementia, ADHD, and depression symptoms, etc.
Mollusks are full of iron, choline, zinc, and selenium traces along with omega-3 fatty acids. As the body does not produce omega-3 itself and requires Omega-3 for functioning, Mollusks are a good source of such fats. The biggest health benefit of mollusks is that it prevents anemia, a very common condition amongst teenagers and young adults. Shrimps are said to be the healthiest mollusks, while crabs and crayfish are the next healthiest mollusks.
The Crustaceans are the most popular type of seafood. They include Scampi, Lobster, Crab, Prawns, etc. Several types of crustaceans are loved around the world. I would personally recommend you to try crumbed prawns at A&T Trading. Crumbed prawns are very nutritious, rich in selenium and omega-3. Selenium minimizes breast, colorectal, ovarian, and lung cancer risks. Crustaceans are beneficial to control all types of tumors in the body. Additionally, a limited amount of fats minimizes the cholesterol level in the blood.
Echinoderms consist of n-3 polyunsaturated long-chain fatty acids such as the EPA and DHA which are very good for health. Even Greeks and Romans used echinoderms for medicinal purposes in older times. To this day, we still use echinoderm’s for their medicinal purposes in foods.