Food rich in calcium 2 times more milk, richer in protein than beef, pork
When it comes to a calcium-rich food, most people think of milk. But did you know that, there is another dish that is rich in calcium twice as much as milk, that is: Dried shrimp.
According to the Institute of Nutrition, an average of 100g of milk provides 125mg of calcium. Meanwhile, 100g of dried shrimp provides up to 236mg of calcium, which is nearly twice as high as milk.
Worth mentioning, the protein content in dried shrimp is much more abundant than that of beef and pork. Research by the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology shows that in 100g of dried shrimp, there is 75.6g of protein, 100g of beef contains only 17.6g of protein, and 100g of lean pork has 18.6g of protein.
According to the analysis of nutritionist Nguyen Thanh Ha: Dried shrimp is a food with high protein content, because after drying or drying, the water in the shrimp evaporates, so the remaining ingredients will increase more than three times. . The amount of protein in dried shrimp will account for nearly 70%, which means that every 100g of dried shrimp has nearly 70g of protein.
In addition, dried shrimp also contains many other micronutrients that are good for the body, directly affecting many parts such as the heart, bones…
What are the benefits of dried shrimp to the body?
1. Cardiovascular protection
Shrimp is rich in magnesium, magnesium has a regulating effect on heart activity, can protect the cardiovascular system, reduce cholesterol in the blood, and prevent hardening of the arteries. In addition, the healthy omega-3 fats, potassium, iron, magnesium and cholesterol in shrimp are also beneficial in controlling arterial stress.
2. Increase bone density
Elderly people often eat dried shrimp can prevention of osteoporosis due to calcium deficiency. In addition, the abundant amount of calcium and magnesium found in dried shrimp has been linked to enhanced bone density. Dried shrimp also has a sedative effect, often used to treat neurasthenia and autonomic dysfunction.
3. Helps to lose weight
Shrimp is high in protein and has almost no fat. Every 3.5 ounces (100g) of cooked shrimp contains only 99 calories. Therefore, it becomes ideal for people concerned about weight who are looking for a low calorie diet.
4. Relieve menstrual pain
Stored with omega-3 fatty acids, dried shrimp ensures healthier blood flow to reproductive organs to relieve menstrual pain.
5. Blood pressure control
Sodium is the leading cause of high blood pressure, and unlike other seafood, shrimp is low in sodium. 3.5 ounces (100 grams) has only 4% sodium, making it a sought-after food for blood pressure control.
6. Helps maintain blood sugar levels
Because shrimp is high in protein, low in carbs, it can maintain blood sugar levels and provide you with long-term energy.
Important note when choosing dried shrimp
Dried shrimp contains high nutritional content, but on the market today, there are many fake, dead and poor quality shrimp products sold. So when you go to buy dried shrimp, you should choose based on some of the following characteristics:
– Dried shrimp should choose to buy a light pink color, not a pale white color.
– Should buy whole shrimp, not crushed. Or young shrimp must be whole, free of worms and mold.
– There is a natural aroma of dried shrimp, no strange smell, especially the smell of rubber or plastic, you should not buy.
– With naturally dried shrimp, the shrimp body will be a bit tough when dry, you can separate the shrimp body by hand. If the shrimp is stiff, or after using your hands, you can’t separate the shrimp body, it’s best not to buy it and eat it at home.
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