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5 Health Benefits of Eating Shrimp January 4, 2019

North Shore, Waialua
5 Health Benefits of Eating Shrimp, Waialua, Hawaii

Shrimp is a delicious ingredient that can be served in a variety of ways. Whether you choose a fried style from a shrimp truck or layer baked shrimp over rice or noodles, this seafood staple offers a long list of health benefits. Here are five reasons to add shrimp to your lunch or dinner to your diet.

5 Reasons to Eat Shrimp

1. Vision Protection

Shrimp contain astaxanthin, an antioxidant known to protect eyes from damage, especially from the sun’s harmful rays. In particular, the retina and center of the eye are shielded from damage and degeneration when this nutrient is part of a healthy diet.

2. Strong Bones

When you grab a delicious plate of coconut or fried shrimp from the shrimp truck, you are also getting a boost of vitamin D and phosphorous. Both essential nutrients are found in shrimp, and they promote strong bones and to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

3. Brain Boost

In addition to omega-3 fatty acids, shrimp provides vitamin B12, a nutrient that helps keep your brain healthy and alert. Adding shrimp may stave off memory trouble and reduce the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s.

4. Skin Protection

shrimp truckAstaxanthin is an antioxidant found in shrimp can also protect your skin. Moisture and elasticity are maintained while wrinkling is reduced. Because this antioxidant is a known barrier for UV rays, eating shrimp can also guard your skin from sun damage.

5. Disease Prevention

Cancer and heart disease are two illnesses that affect many, but a diet filled with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids found in shrimp have shown to have positive effects against cancer cell growth and bad cholesterol that causes heart trouble. Omega-3 fatty acids also offer anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Since 2013, Tsue’s Farm has offered family-friendly activities and tasty dishes at their café in Haleiwa, HI. Open every day of the week, guests can rent paddle boards and kayaks to ride along the Anahulu River or stop by the shrimp truck for a tasty lunch at one of the picnic tables. The farm is known for their shrimp truck’s coconut, spicy, and garlic shrimp as well as teriyaki chicken, kalua pork, and shaved ice. Send them a message online or call (808) 744-5428 to ask about their combo packages.

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