Who doesn’t like seafood or seafood? Seafood is known to be high in nutrients that are good for the health of the body. It’s just that, there are many myths about seafood that make us sometimes hesitant to eat them. What are the health facts behind it?
Myths about seafood and the facts
These myths about seafood are usually associated with the emergence of certain health problems if we consume them. The problem is not all of these myths are in accordance with the facts of health.
Here are some myths about seafood and the truth:
1. Seafood can cause high cholesterol
The myth that calls for eating seafood can cause high cholesterol is not entirely true.
Most seafood tends to have high levels of bad cholesterol (LDL). It’s just that seafood actually has high levels of good cholesterol (HDL). This good cholesterol can help the body maintain cholesterol balance so that we will not be easily exposed to problems .
As long as seafood consumption is still reasonable, not too often or not too much, the risk of getting high cholesterol can be suppressed. In addition, we also have to pay attention to the way seafood is processed.
If seafood is fried or given extra butter, it could be that the cholesterol level will increase significantly. Meanwhile, if seafood is processed by boiling or steaming, the cholesterol level will usually not rise so it is safe for consumption.
We also have to be very clever to choose seafood to be able to consume seafood with cholesterol levels that are not too high so that it is safer for health.
2. You can’t drink oranges after eating seafood
Many people believe that after eating seafood, we should not consume orange drinks because it can trigger food poisoning. In fact, according to health experts, this belief is completely untrue.
The high content of vitamin C in citrus drinks can be said to endanger health after eating seafood. In fact, the presence of vitamin C can actually provide health benefits, precisely in terms of inhibiting the absorption of fat content in the intestine. As we know, fat in seafood is usually quite high. With the inhibition of absorption of this fat, the body, especially the cardiovascular organs can be healthier even though we like to eat seafood.