3 Dangers Associated With Eating Crayfish

Crayfish are very delicious and can be a great source of seasoning for food. You can find it in the delicacies that are served in luxury restaurants around the world. According to Healthline, some dangers are associated with crayfish consumption even though it’s very nutritious.

It contains protein, fat, calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, and trace minerals. It is high in selenium, which can work in the body as an anti-cancer agent. However, there are downsides to crayfish consumption that can pose a threat to our health.

The following are some of the dangers associated with it:

1. Crayfish easily spoil and can get contaminated if you don’t preserve them very well. You may not know that it is spoiled or undercooked.

When you eat it like that, it can cause certain diseases in the body, such as gastrointestinal disorders, vomiting, muscle spasms, and high body temperature. Some of the crayfish available in our local markets are undercooked.

Some of them are not even cooked. They are only sun-dried crayfish. You should never eat them raw. Make sure you wash and cook it very well before eating.

2. Sea or river waters can be highly contaminated with lead and mercury. These chemicals can be very toxic to our bodies. Crayfish have absorbed some of these chemicals and, when eaten in excess, can cause some malfunctions in the body.

Pregnant women are specifically advised to avoid eating too much crayfish because it can damage the brain function of their babies.

3. Some people have body systems that can be allergic to crayfish, which can cause certain reactions in their bodies. These reactions can be very unpleasant. Crayfish contain a particular protein that can be highly allergenic.

They are considered to have the effect of an allergen in the body. It can cause a hypersensitivity reaction that will narrow your respiratory tract, and you will find it hard to breathe properly.

Someone allergic to seafood should be careful with how they eat crayfish. The best way to prevent these allergens is to avoid eating crayfish.

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