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Prawns are low calories food. 100g of prawns provide about 99 calories. However, in 100g of chicken, pork and beef, they are 239, 242 and 250 calories respectively. Prawns are primarily made of protein, 100g of shrimp has 24g of protein. Protein is a macronutrient which we need a large amount in our body. And protein is essential building block of bones, cartilage and muscles.
To many people who wants to build lean muscle or to loss weight, eating prawns regularly is a good option because prawns are rich in protein but they are low in calories.
Low density lipoprotein(LDL) is the bad cholesterol that builds up in your blood vessels and can lead to heart disease. Red meat is a major source of cholesterol and having fish as a replacement of meat 3 times a week could lower your (LDL) low density lipoprotein cholesterol, and thus it reduces the chance of getting a heart attack.
Fish provides omega-3 fatty acid which helps us to maintain a good eye sight, a healthy heart and brain. Our body can only produce omega-3 by digesting omega-3 food. Some good choices are salmon, tuna, smelt and sardines.
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