The Heath Benefits of Jellyfish
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The Heath Benefits of Jellyfish

How can jellyfish help with brain and eye health. What are the health 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 Swarms

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.

Health Benefits:

A popular nutrition among of the population of Eastern Asia , Jellyfish has now become widespread in other countries dues to its numerous health benefits.

Prevents asthma

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.

Inflammation

Jellyfish is commonly used to reduce inflammation in patients with psoriasis, and Rheumatoid arthritis among other inflammatory diseases.

Diabetes

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.

Jellyfish Benefits

http://www.steadyhealth.com/about/jellyfish_benefits.html

Potential of utilizing jellyfish as food in Western countries

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0924224494902534

Jellyfish as Food

http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=14159009

Massive jellyfish swarms 

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/jellyfish/textonly/swarms.jsp

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Comments (10)

Wow! I didn't know any of this. Well done. Voted up. Thanks for this informative article.

This is news to me! Good to know the heath benefits of jellyfish and it's even more important to know the risk of eating to much. Thanks for posting. Very well done. Voted up!

Good job..

The idea of eating jellyfish scares me despite its health benefits. LOL!

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Great to know its health benefits.

Wow, i never knew this.

Superb facts!

Thanks, Anncash, appreciate your comments and votes.

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I knew about cultures that eat jellyfish, but didn't really imagine that there was much benefit from it being mostly water in the natural state. I suppose that given enough jellyfish in a cncentrated form there must be some benefit. Jellyfish blooms are common in the world's oceans so there is no danger of harming the population. -I wonder what positon Vegan/vegetarian and PETA take on this (given that they ARE alive, but with no brain, heart etc...)

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