Know about the health benefits of your Favourite Seafood

Do you know that even the weekly consumption of seafood diet can reduce the risk of heart diseases by half? Seafood dishes are quite healthy for people prone to heart attacks and other heart related health disorders. Sea-foods are consist of various nutritious elements, which prove beneficial for improving body functions and keep the health in check. Sea-foods like crabs, squid, prawns, octopus and lobsters have plenty of vitamins, fish oil and minerals.

As most sea-foods contain Omega-3 fatty acid, they help body fight against heart diseases and keep the heart healthy for long times. Cholesterol is found in fewer amounts, so it does not affect your health any way. However, pregnant women should avoid eating sea-foods.

Additionally, people should try to eat fresh seafood and avoid frozen products as they contain high amount of sodium. On an average, 6 grams of sodium should be consumed each day.

Take a look at some seafood health benefits of different seafood products, here are they:

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Smoked Salmon

A high level of Omega 3 fatty acids are found in smoked salmon. According to some studies, marine foods are rich in Omega 3 fatty acid, which helps in preserving eyesight. Most people lose their eyesight due to macular degeneration causing fuzzy and blurred vision by age progression.

Almost 20 percent of daily protein intake can be consumed by four slices of Salmon. However, Salmon should be avoided, if your blood pressure is high.

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Crab

They are ten-legged crustacean, high in protein and Omega 3 fatty acids. Crabs are also rich in selenium, chromium, copper, calcium and zinc.

Omega 3 fatty acid reduces the inflammatory conditions in patients of arthritis while selenium is considered a powerful antioxidant.

On an average, 100 grams of crab contain only 128 calories helping people fight various heart ailments.

People suffering from high cholesterol should consume crabs occasionally.

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Lobsters

Lobsters are rich in iodine, selenium and vitamins B whereas low level of calories, saturated fats and cholesterol are found in this seafood.

Vitamins E found in lobsters reduce the damages of cell. Lobsters are considered luxury food but they are also healthy to consume and a rich source of lean protein.

Moreover, 33 grams of protein is found in 150 grams of lobsters.

The health secrets of sea-foods are known to all. People need to prepare seafood dishes in right way and must add proper ingredients to the dishes. Seafood dishes can be eaten on special occasions and weekends.

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