Shrimp is one of the most popular types of seafood and is consumed widely all over the world. This comes as no surprise since shrimp is delicious and (as we are about to discover) also offers many interesting health benefits.
A Great Source of Selenium
Shrimp is a great source of selenium. For example, a 3-ounce portion of shrimp provides 33.7 mcg of selenium or about 48 percent of the Daily Recommended Intake (RDI). This trace mineral may help reduce inflammation, promotes heart health, helps slow mental decline, and acts as a powerful antioxidant (keep reading to learn more about shrimp and antioxidants).
A Good Source of Vitamin B12
A 3-ounce serving of shrimp also provides 1.3 mcg of Vitamin B12, which is equal to 21 percent of the Recommended Daily Intake. Also known as cobalamin, Vitamin B12 plays a key role in many important processes, from supporting the normal function of nerve cells to enabling red blood cell formation and DNA synthesis.
Antioxidants are one of the most important health benefits of shrimp. Antioxidants are important because they help reduce the effects of free radicals, which cause aging. Shrimp contains free radicals such as astanxanthin. This compound gives shrimp its red color and helps protect the skin from premature aging. Additionally, the omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids found in shrimp also provide effective antioxidant protection.
Allergies to Shrimp
Allergy to shrimp is relatively common, and its effects range from mere inconveniences such as tingling or swelling in the mouth to anaphylactic reactions that can be potentially dangerous. A protein called tropomyosin is the most common culprit when it comes to shrimp allergies, although compounds like arginine kinase may cause them too. If you are allergic to shrimp, it’s advisable to avoid this product completely.
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