Eel is a popular staple in Asian cuisine. Like other fresh catch, eel is filled with nutritious elements like vitamin A, B12, omega fatty acids, phosphorus, thiamine, iron, and magnesium. For those who are watching their weight, eel is great to be included in one’s diet because of low caloric factor. Eel can be cooked in various ways depending on your taste. The most common is grilled.
Out of the hundred benefits of eel, here are some of them.
- Natural Moisturizer
- Blood booster
- Stronger bones and teeth
- Mental strength
- Stroke prevention
- Natural laxative
Eel contains loads of vitamin A which is good for skin health. Its naturally eliminates toxins and free radicals that are both culprit for skin damage. A lot of vitamin A prevents dryness of skin.
Eel is also filled with Vitamin B12 that prevents formation megaloblasts. Having this deficiency could lead to anemia. Eel is rich in iron that produces hemoglobin that transports oxygen in the blood.
Eel is very rich in phosphorus and this is essential for the teeth and bones growth. It is also related to strong bone formation. This phosphorus rich fish can provide relief from ailments like bone density loss.
Eel is filled with zinc and this has positive effect in one’s cognition. This stimulates neurotransmitters in the body. Thiamine filled eel slows down the chances of acquiring Alzheimer’s disease.
High concentration of potassium is important for the brain to function. Eel has loads of this and it is something that can prevent stroke.
Eel is a good source of magnesium that alleviates constipation. It has laxative properties that relax the muscles in intestines. It also softens the stool.
Other health benefits include promoting of good eyesight, lowering blood pressure and lowering blood cholesterol.
Learn more about Doyou-no-Ushi-no-Hi
Doyou-no-Ushi-no-Hi is very popular in Japan culture. Doyou means 18 days before the change of a season. Ushi no hi means day of the ox. On the Doyou-no-Ushi-no-Hi, people in Japan eat eel (unagi). How did it start? In the middle of edo period, Hirage Gennai who is a famous inventor back then suggested to an owner of an eel restaurant to post “Today is the day of Doyou-ushi”. The purpose is to increase the sale of eel. It is also believed that eating something that starts with ‘U’ can beat the summer heat. Unagi starts with U. Other restaurants follow suit. This is the reason why eels are popular during those times. People started enjoying eel on the day of the ox in summer. Over the years, it became famous. Eels are known to have properties that can fight summer heat and appetite loss because it is rich in essential vitamins and minerals. This year it starts July 25 and ends August 6.
Sakanaya is offering eat Eel days from July 25, 2017 to August 4, 2017. The eel bowl cost $20. It comes with rice and eel omelet. Another eel dish is Cold udon with tempura and mini chirashi sushi.