raining a lot? Are your muscles craving nutrients for a fast recovery? Let’s brake it to you then. Did you know that shrimps have nutrients that can relieve even milder cases of depression? There are those who prefer a salad made only of leaves and vegetables because it is light and refreshing. But if it is combined with a protein, it will become a complete + nutritious dish even for the most demanding athlete.
Shrimps are an excellent source of protein, a great source of omega-3, fat that prevents cardiovascular disease, hypertension and cancer. Its composition presents, on average, 40% of polyunsaturated fatty acids and 20% of monounsaturated. They are rich in vitamins, such as vitamin B complex, which act on metabolism; vitamin D and vitamin E, which prevents the onset of neurological diseases. Shrimps are a source of vitamin D. This vitamin regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, which is essential for strong teeth and bones. They also offer minerals such as calcium, iodine, potassium and zinc, to help keep the immune system healthy and assist in recovery from injuries.
Shrimps are the source of the so-called “complete protein”, which provides all the basic components necessary for the production of new proteins. About 100 grams of cooked shrimp offer the body about 100 calories and more than 22 grams of protein.
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The nutrients in 85-grams cooked shrimp
- Calories: 84
- Protein: 18 grams
- Selenium: 48% of the RDI
- Vitamin B12: 21% of the RDI
- Iron: 15% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 12% of the RDI
- Niacin: 11% of the RDI
- Zinc: 9% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 7% of the RDI
More benefits of this amazing crustaceous:
1) Fights joint diseases
In addition to being delicious, the shrimp has properties to fight arthritis and arthrosis thanks to glucosamine. The substance is effective in reducing the speed of the joint wear process, improving the general condition and quality of life of people with osteoarthritis. But so that the food does not lose its properties, it is best to steam it.
2) Rich in proteins
Shrimp have proteins of high biological value, or so-called complete proteins, those with all the amino acids the body needs, and can easily replace red meat
3) Prevents neurological diseases
Shrimp is rich in vitamins, such as those of the B complex, which act on metabolism; vitamin D and vitamin E, which prevents the onset of neurological diseases.
4) Rich in omega-3, slowing tumor growth
Shrimp is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems as it lowers blood cholesterol. Omega-3 fatty acids can also relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, prevent the formation of blood clots, prevent the development of rheumatoid arthritis, slow the growth of cancerous tumors.
5) Prevents Alzheimer’s
Because it is rich in omega-3s, eating shrimp also prevents Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, it has several minerals, such as calcium, iodine, potassium and zinc, to help maintain a healthy immune system and assist in the recovery of injuries.
Add some fresh local produce to your dish and voilà, you are good to go!
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