Squids are seafood that almost everyone likes. Its excellent taste characteristics are complemented by extremely beneficial properties.
Squids contain a lot of vitamin B, vitamin C, PP and E. They contain a lot of micro and macro elements, including iron, manganese, sulfur, calcium, and zinc. Squids are exceptionally rich in potassium, iodine, phosphorus and copper. Cephalopod mollusk meat is a source of digestible protein, polyunsaturated fats, valuable amino acids and biologically active substances.
Calorie calamari depending on how they are cooked
In cooked calamari calories the least - up to 100 kcal per 100g. finished product. Grilled squid is slightly calorie - only 107 kcal. Fried calamari 175 calories and a lot of fat. In squid stew calories about the same. The calories in smoked squid are much higher - 263. And the richest calories (and protein) dried squid - their caloric content is 286 kcal per 100 grams.
What is useful squid?
Useful foods include only boiled, stewed and grilled squid. Squids fried in butter retain their valuable properties to a lesser extent.
It has been scientifically proven that regular consumption of squid has the most beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. The substances contained in their meat, increase the elasticity of blood vessels, improve blood circulation, prevent the formation of blood clots and have anti-sclerotic effect. Cooked squids control cholesterol levels in the blood and normalize blood pressure. Due to the high content of iodine, squid is indispensable for the prevention and treatment of diseases of the thyroid gland. Dishes from squid contribute to the removal of excess fluid from the body and normalize the water-salt metabolism in the cells. The antioxidant properties of boiled squid are also known: they are good for removing heavy metal salts and toxins from the body.
Squid meat is useful for children and very useful for older people. Beneficially affecting the overall physical condition, it improves brain activity, prevents memory loss and prolongs life expectancy.
Delicious and nutritious!
Boiled squids and grilled squids are an excellent dietary dish. You can fearlessly eat anyone who wants to lose those extra pounds and keep a slim figure. Gentle squid meat gently stimulates the bowels and helps get rid of slagging of the body.
Squids are quickly absorbed by the body, saturating it with protein and all the necessary elements, so they are recommended to include in the menu of athletes and people engaged in physical labor. Squid meat speeds up metabolism, improves metabolism and promotes rejuvenation.
Squid dishes should not be overused by persons with kidney problems: too much stress on the excretory system may adversely affect its functioning.
Squids are a fairly strong allergen, so for the very first time you should eat very little. It is necessary to consider this factor and including squids in the children's menu. Always keep in mind that allergens can accumulate in the body. Even if you eat delicious cephalopods every day for several years - the risk of allergies always remains. Now about the dried and smoked squid. Eating them regularly means picking up a few kilograms as soon as possible. In addition, such meat is usually processed with preservatives and flavor enhancers. Naturally, the benefits of the product is minimal, but the unpleasant consequences - the mass. Smoked and dried squids can cause an upset stomach, trigger an attack of gastritis and food poisoning.
Warning: Potential danger!
Squids caught in water contaminated with toxins or radiation cause serious health damage. This problem is now particularly relevant. Advice to be more careful when buying - the most useless. It’s not written on the carcass, where the specimen was taken from, and the implementers most often don’t know.
There are two ways out - either to refuse squid in general, or to rely on the integrity of suppliers. There is also a “golden mean” - pampering yourself with squid meat only from time to time, buying it from different vendors. In this case, the risk of poisoning will be reduced to zero.