30 healthy squid recipes
Here you´ll find 30 healthy squid recipes. Squid is eaten worldwide. Depending on where squid is hunted and prepared the types of meals that can be made by them can vary significantly. They may be steamed or fried and eaten alone or mixed into a salad.
These are some interesting nutritional facts:
- Squids contain sufficient copper that fulfills the 90% of the body’s requirement. Copper, being a trace mineral, is essential for absorbing, storing and metabolizing iron and stimulating the formation of red blood cells.
- Individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are often found to have low selenium levels in their blood. Since squids have an abundance of this mineral, it helps in relieving symptoms of arthritis and controlling damage caused by free radicals.
- Squids contain large amounts of phosphorus, similar to fish and shrimps. This mineral is necessary for stimulating calcium and building the bones and teeth.
- Squids help in stabilizing sugar levels in the blood due to an increased supply of vitamin B3 to the body.
Rich in Protein
In just a 3-ounce serving, the squid in calamari provides 13 grams of protein. This helps the body to sustain energy and build muscle.
Squid is great for those who want to up their protein intake without compromising on their calorific goals. A 100gm serving of squid only has 75kcal – 85kcl of calories.
Lower Cholesterol Level
Squid can actually lower cholesterol levels. It is very low in fat, and the cholesterol is poorly absorbed from it. Moreover, several studies have shown that eating shellfish tends to lower, not raise, blood cholesterol levels
Makes you more productive
Squid ink is a source of dopamine that can contribute to your mental health. A part of your brain which makes you focused, happy, and have a great memory is supported by a chemical called dopamine. Eating squid will actually boost the supply of dopamine in your brain which makes you more alert and makes you have more energy to do your work. If you want to get the job done, eat squids!
Reducing the chance of migraine
Migraine is getting more common these days, especially in a modern life that gets more hectic every day. It’s hard to predict and prevent migraine, but eating squid can actually help. The time and frequency of migraines can be reduced by vitamin b2. Squid is rich in vitamin b2; by eating them you could prevent migraine and gain more energy.
Boost Inmune System
Squid helps build our immune system that eventually helps us maintain our health for a longer period of time. The agent that is responsible for that is zinc. If you lack zinc you will be more prone to being attacked by diseases that could damage your health to a lethal extent.
Decrease chance of stroke and heart disease
By consuming squid you are consuming potassium that comes along with it. Potassium helps your heart beat normally. Squid also comes with another heart- healthy agent which is vitamin E. Vitamin E helps with heart disease because it strengthen the protection of the cells and make them less prone to damage.
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Fantastic, I didn’t know squids contained so many beneficial nutrients! You, don’t happen to know of a healthy recipe for Calamari curry, do you? It’s one of my favorite types of curries.
Calamari curri recipe: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/calamari-curry
Let me know if this one could work for you :)
Thanks Chape, that looks good for me!
thanks for the recipes…I’ve never tried squid and may get adventurous and see if I can find some. :)
You´re welcome :)
Squid and octopus are very popular dishes where I live. In my opinion, both of them are delicious :D
Hope you can find them at a reasonable price!
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