Shrimps are a kind of shellfish and these are found in rivers as well as seas. They are some of the creatures that are bred on farms to provide as food for humans. They are bred in farms because it is easier and much cheaper than fishing for them. Also due to the change in nature there may not be as many shrimps available for the market. Larger shrimps are more in demand for the purpose of eating and these are called prawns. Shrimps are food to many other fishes as well. Shrimps contain almost no carbohydrate and so is the best food for one if they are planning on losing weight. It is rich in protein which helps in maintaining energy and not making one feel down due to the lack of energy in one’s body. Shrimps contain selenium which helps in fighting cancer causing agents and also stops the growth of tumours and they also contain anti-oxidants as well as anti inflammatory agents which prevent infections and also protect from diseases like arthritis.
Shrimp is also called beauty food because it adds to one’s beauty in many ways. Shrimps contain copper which keeps the hair healthy. It prevents hair fall and makes the hair glossy and shiny without the use of any external agent like conditioner. It is also important in the growth of many new skin and hair cells. This renewing of skin and hair may make one feel and look younger.
It is very easy to digest shrimps as they do not contain any carbohydrate but only proteins. These proteins do not contain fats like the other proteins. These proteins are completely fat free and therefore do not take much time in digesting and getting out of the system. It is also said that shrimp causes cholesterol but the kind which does not harm the human body. It contains chemicals which help in keeping the heart healthy.
It is much healthier to eat steamed shrimp rather having it cooked in any other form. It contains some chemicals to which some people may be allergic and end up in a bad shape if they eat it. These chemicals are present in their most purest forms and this purity may harm the human body causing one to itch or have hives which may not cure so easily because the chemical may spread through the blood into the whole body.