I’m not into shrimp lover (sorry) but I found this picture from Health Digest on Facebook. And I want to share it to all who followed me already.
Why I am not eating “shrimp”?. That’s the question on your part maybe because in our family, we have a history of high blood pressure, once I ate a small amount of this my face getting flushed and my heart keeps beating and beating. So I end it.
For all those people who loves eating shrimp this may benefits to you.
Excellent source of Selenium What is Selenium – Selenium is required by the body for proper functioning of the thyroid gland, and may help protect against free radical damage and cancer.
A deficiency in selenium can lead to pain in the muscles and joints, unhealthy hair, and white spots on the fingernails. In long term cases it may even lead to Hashimoto’s disease, a condition in which the body’s own immune system attacks the thyroid.
An excess of selenium can lead to bad breath, diarrhea, and even hair loss.
The current daily value (DV) for selenium is 70µg (micrograms).
It is important to note that the amount of selenium in any product varies greatly by the amount of selenium in the soil in which it was produced/grown/raised.
Be sure to check individual labels, and if you have a deficiency in selenium, get tested after changing your diet to be sure you are eating adequate amounts.
Below is list of high selenium foods by common serving size, for more see the list of high selenium foods by nutrient density, and the extended list of selenium rich foods. by: healthaliciousness.com
Here’s the benefits of eating shrimps
- Avoid blood clots
- Has low-fat and low calorie protein
- Fights cancer and other degenerative diseases
- Regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorous
- Help proper brain function and maturation of blood cells
- Reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems
- Ease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome
- Prevent the development of rheumatoid arthritis
- Slows the growth of cancerous tumors Helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease
Note: Don’t eat to much if you’re diagnose with hypertension, allergies, high blood pressure etc.
I didn’t realize before that eating of shrimps has a lot of benefits to us. I would love to hear your comments on this post.