Seafood is the most recommended diet of all time because of its omega-3 fat content-namely the DHA and EPA which are also linked as responsible for anti-inflammatory properties in our body. Nutritionist Dr Rosemary Stanton explains why these Omega-3 fats are good for us. “The Omega-3s, and there's not just one, there are many of them, and we need to keep that in mind, they do seem to have some anti-inflammatory properties, and these can work against an excess of what we call Omega-6 fatty acids, which are found in vegetable oils and some seeds.” And while these fats are ultra-important and super healthy, it's not just the omega-3-rich seafood that gets health accolades.
All seafood delivers notable nutrients: many types deliver calcium and vitamin D. Vitamin D is a nutrient that we typically need more of, and is hard to get from food. Seafoods are also one of the best sources of protein. Here are some of the seafoods available in Davao and each of their specific health benefits:
Shrimp. This is low in calories yet rich in nutrients. What is even better about this food is that it does not contain any carbohydrates. Approximately 90% of the shrimp comes from protein and only 1% of it is fat. Further studies on the benefits of shrimps also show that it contains antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids that are good for the heart. Shrimps are also best paired with green leafy fresh vegetables. Couple it up and you’ll have one scrumptious meal your way.
Squid. This is a mollusc that belongs to the shellfish family. It is high in protein, minerals, and low in calories. Just like shrimps, squids also have no carbs plus it is a good source of vitamin B12 and B6 good for the heart and brains. Filipinos love to cook adobong pusit. It is one of the staple favorites when it comes to a classic salo-salo.
Dory. Is high in important nutrients like protein, iodine, and various vitamins and minerals. Fatty varieties also pack omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. Eating Dory may also reduce your risks of heart attacks and stroke. This is best prepared as a fish fillet with crispy breading most often seen in any Filipino food menu.
Bangus. Is low in sodium and a good source of Vitamin B6, Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Protein, Niacin and Vitamin B12. The vitamins and minerals from bangus are also said to be good for the brain and the eyes. Filipinos especially Dads love grilling this and pair it with a sawsawan that has various spices.
Tuna. Has a high percent of omega-3 fatty acids in tuna meat brings the balance into the blood vessels, reducing the cholesterol in the arteries. Lower cholesterol in arteries equals fewer problems in blood flow and heart pump, which brings you the improvement of heart health. Filipinos love grilling this because of its juicy meat that pops with flavor in every bite.
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