The Heath Benefits of Jellyfish
The Jellyfish is an invertebrate, they lack a spine and have neither heart, brain or lungs, Their elementary nervous system is capable of detecting and responding to light, smell and other stimuli. Jellyfish drift with the currents, with little control over horizontal movement, although there is some ability to navigate vertically.
Jellyfish’s composition is made up of 5% matter and form and the remaining 95& is water. Jellyfish come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, from the 1 inch size Caribbean jellyfish to the Arctic Lion's Mane's jellyfish with tentacles as long as 100 feet, and weighing up to a ton. Jellyfish have been know to swarm covering up to 38,600 square miles in the North Atlantic.
Studies conducted that Jellyfishes can transform all of its existing cells into younger cells. And are able to return to its polyp state (the first stage of the life of a jellyfish) and this process continues in a circular manner making it immortal. Because Jellyfish consists mostly of water and protein and have no cholesterol or fat and only trace amounts of sugar, it is considered a healthy food.
Jellyfish contain a calcium binding protein these natural genetic proteins provide two major benefits; memory improvement and it is an age fighting protein. Jellyfish contains collagen that is beneficial in the treatment of arthritis and helps prevent wrinkling of the skin. Expectant mothers who consume jelly fish during pregnancy have reduced chance of delivering prematurely, which can help improve overall health of the child.
A popular nutrition among of the population of Eastern Asia , Jellyfish has now become widespread in other countries dues to its numerous health benefits.
When children consume jelly fish on a regular basis, they are less vulnerable to develop breathing problems associated with asthma. Studies show that jelly fish has protective agents that provide healthy benefits to expectant mothers.
Eye and brain health
Jellyfish contain essential compounds known as Omega-3 fatty acids, which are building blocks for eye and brain tissue. Since our bodies don’t have the mechanism required for restoration of eye and brain tissue, it is important for expectant women to incorporate jellyfish into their nutrition.
Prevents cardiovascular diseases
Recent studies show that individuals who consume jellyfish at least twice a week are less vulnerable to blood clots. Moreover, it not only helps lower high blood pressure, but also alleviates high cholesterol levels in patients with heart problems.
Reduces the risk of dementia
When the elderly eat jellyfish twice a week, they become less vulnerable to dementia and other age related diseases. Jelly fish also contains brain-protective properties.
Jellyfish is commonly used to reduce inflammation in patients with psoriasis, and Rheumatoid arthritis among other inflammatory diseases.
Consuming jellyfish also help to regulate sugar level in patients with diabetics. Moreover, recent studies have shown that it improve mood.
With a Bit of Caution:
According to recent studies, excessive intake of jellyfish is said to nurture certain type of cancers. For this reason, it is advisable to moderate your consumption.
Jellyfish is eaten throughout Asia and is often dressed with sesame oil and garlic, paired with apples and toasted sesame seeds and served cold in salads. Alternatively, it can be deep-fried in a tempura sesame seed batter and served with a soy or sweet chili dip, sliced and added to soups and other vegetables, and sauteed with a sweet red sauce and served oven pasta.
Potential of utilizing jellyfish as food in Western countries
Jellyfish as Food
Massive jellyfish swarms