Add Some Shellfish To Your
Add Some Shellfish To Your Diet. A low fat diet is so
important and over the past twenty years researchers have
acknowledged the importance of shellfish to a nutritious
Shellfish such as oysters, clams, scallops, lobster,
mussels, crabs, prawns etc. are full of many different vitamins
and minerals and they are also low in the amount of fat they
contain. Shellfish and a variety of other types of fish are
full of omega-3 polyunsaturated acids, which are not produced
by the human body but instead must be consumed by way of
The vitamins and minerals contained in shellfish vary from
one type of fish to another. Oysters are full of vitamin A,
which is necessary for both the growth as well as the repair of
tissues throughout the body. Vitamin A is necessary for good
eyesight as well as the immune system, not to mention the
development and stability level of cells and the membranes of
the body including the teeth and the bones.
Vitamin A helps to facilitate the creation of blood cells.
Oysters, crab, lobster, shrimp, and prawns are full of vitamin
B1, which is an essential for the digestion of carbohydrates
and is an integral part of the workings of the nervous system.
In turn oysters, crab, prawns, shrimp, lobster and mussels
contain vitamin B2, which is responsible for the health and
well being of both the eyes and the skin and also works to help
energy be dispelled to the cells of the body.
Oysters, crawfish, abalone and cuttlefish are rich in
vitamin B3 that is needed for the production of enzymes and is
necessary for the development of red blood cells. Vitamin B3 is
also responsible for helping keep skin healthy as well as the
tongue and the tissues that line the digestive tract. Vitamin
B3 is also needed for the syntheses of hormones such as
insulin, cortisone and thyroxin.
Quick Reflexology Fact
As many holistic nutritionists would agree, you will find that it is very beneficial to consume as much whole foods as possible. Keep in mind that processed foods are one of the biggest sources for the toxins we build up in our systems; the very toxins that reflexology strives to rid the body of. Outside of a whole foods diet, the basics of a good diet always apply.
Vitamin B6 can be found in a variety of shellfish such as
crab, shrimp, squid, oyster, mussels, lobster, cuttlefish and
prawns. Vitamin B6 is essential for the formation of red blood
cells. As well vitamin B6 plays an integral role in the
digestion of carbohydrates in the body as well as proteins and
fats. Vitamin B12 is plentiful in shellfish such as oysters,
clams, cockles, shrimp, crawfish, squid, shrimp, prawns,
mussels, cuttlefish and lobster.
Vitamin B12 builds up the immune system to
fight infections and it aids in the production of red blood
cells. Vitamin B12 is necessary to help support the functioning
of the central nervous system. Vitamin B12 is also a necessary
part of the digestive process for fats as well as
carbohydrates. Vitamin D can be found in oysters and is
important in order to have healthy, strong teeth as well as
Think of food as not only fuel for our brain
and muscles, but also the fuel that recharges
or kick starts our immune system and heart.
The nutrients contained in the food we eat
are needed by the cells of our bodies in order
for the cells to perform tasks assigned to it
by the unique design of our body.
Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium fro
the bones and teeth. Vitamin E is also instrumental to the
health of an individual and can be found in oysters, squid,
prawns, lobster and mussels. Vitamin E is necessary for the
formation of both muscles and red blood cells as well as the
usage of both. Vitamin E is also effective at desecrating the
build up of cholesterol in the blood vessels.