Monday, July 22, 2013

Seafood's Omega-3 to Combat Heart Attack: Totally Worth Their Price

Trying to balance out the foods that we buy in the market is a little tricky, especially if we don’t have something to lead us to make decisions. We think that filling our bags with fruits, vegetables, and meat is enough. The question is: is it really enough?

While fruits and vegetables supply us with vitamins and minerals, and meat with protein, there are other nutrients that we cannot get from these food sources. There are other foods that provide us with more nutrients, and these are the seafoods.

A lot of times, we crush out seafood from our lists because we think they are a little expensive, and because we have omitted them from our lists one too many times, we just forget them involuntarily. But one of the things we often forget is that sea foods, such as salmons, prawns, squids, crabs, lobsters, octopuses, and oysters are also filled with vitamins and minerals that other food sources cannot provide. 

The Salmons and The Gravadlax

Like other sea foods, smoke Salmon and Gravadlax are very much high in Omega 3. Aside from being good for the heart, Omega-3, according to a recent research, can protect the eyesight of people who suffer from mascular degeneration caused by age.

However, people who have high-blood pressure should be watchful of the salt content. Every brand’s salt content is different.

Shrimp, crayfish and prawns

Fresh prawns and shrimps have good vitamin B12 content. This vitamin is vital for the cell division.
Crayfish contains iodine, zinc, and selenium. Selenium is filled with properties that protect and support the immune system functions. It is also very important for optimal thyroid functions. However, you should watch out if you have cholesterol problems as crawfish is high in cholesterol.


Squids are very good sources of protein, as well as Omega-3, copper, B vitamins, zinc, and iodine. It also has good levels of B12, which will help people with migraines.

The Crabs

Crabs are a good source of proteins. Other than that, they are also high in Omega-3 and zinc and a few traces of chromium, calcium, and selenium.

The fatty acid Omega-3 contains anti-inflammatory assets, which is good for people who have arthritis. Of course, it also decreases blood pressure.

On the contrary to the popular belief of crabs, crabs are low in calories. However, you just have to eat in moderation if you know you’re suffering from high cholesterol levels.

The “Luxurious” Lobsters

Lobster is considered as a luxury food because it is mainly expensive, especially in restaurants. However, what we do not really know about lobsters is that they contain selenium, iodine, and B vitamins, and they contain less calories and less cholesterol, and less saturated fats as compared to lean beef, pork, and shrimp. 

Also, lobsters contain vitamin E, which protects your cells from damaging.
Yes, lobsters are delicious and nutritious. So, the next time you visit your favourite restaurant, think about ordering one.

The Octopus

Often times we just eat the arms of the octopus, but it is recommended that we eat it whole. The octopus contains plenty of B vitamins, selenium, potassium, iron, and Taurine.

Taurine helps reduce cholesterol from blood vessels, and with that, it may help prevent heart disease. Also, if you want to destress, eating an octopus can help you out, as one of its properties is that it has calming effects on the nervous system.


Oysters are just high in zinc, protein, and Omega-3. Also, they contain a considerable amount of amino acid tyrosine.Oysters are popular aphrodisiacs. Because they have more zinc as compared to other foods, the reproductive and sexual functions are well supported, especially in men.

Other than being a great source of the vitamins A, C, and B12, oysters also have huge levels of calcium, which is good for bone-building.

Whelks and cockles

These are very good sources of protein and zinc. Zinc is needed for the skin and hair, as well as the immune system. It also contains vitamin A, which enhances and boosts night vision as it is easily absorbed by the body.

Include Seafood in Your List!

The presence of the different vitamins and minerals found in seafood is just enough to convince us that they are worth their price! Let’s combat risks of heart attacks with seafoods! 

Although for those who have allergies to a particular seafood may have to be extra careful. Of course, eat in moderation, especially for those who have high cholesterol levels. Other than that, you’re all set. Are these seafood already in your list for your next food shopping day?

Had your Fish and Chips treat lately? 

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