The risks of eating seafood.

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The nutrients in seafood are beneficial to the body. But improper consumption or inferior ingredients can cause illness as well, for example: 

Food poisoning.

Food poisoning is a syndrome that causes diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. It is usually caused by eating seafood that has been contaminated by pathogens from the deterioration of food quality. Especially in the summer when food tends to spoil faster than usual. This may cause the risk of this syndrome to be higher. In addition, chemicals used to extend food life UFABET. For example, formalin or other chemicals contaminated in food can also cause symptoms.

Anisakis simplex parasite.

Many people believe that eating seafood raw is safe from parasites. In addition, not many people prefer to eat uncooked food. like raw fish Shrimp in Fish Sauce Or fresh oysters, which in fact Eating raw seafood carries the risk of catching Anisakis, a parasite that inhabits marine animals. Ingestion of this parasite can lead to acute intoxication. resulting in abdominal pain Nausea and vomiting If there is a chronic intoxication, there is a risk of intestinal obstruction and inflammatory bowel disease.

exposure to mercury

Mercury is a type of heavy metal that naturally exists in animals. Excessive exposure to mercury can cause immune, kidney and brain disorders. Especially in infants and children. If the fetal exposure to mercury is too high, brain abnormalities or complications can occur during pregnancy. Although most marine foods do not contain harmful amounts of mercury in a single dose. But some marine fish tend to have higher mercury content than other marine animals. For example, king mackerel, swordfish, and shark. Those in risk groups should avoid or consume only small amounts.