Health Tips 101: When to eat your favorite shrimp and prawn

Shrimp is not just a delicious food item. It’s also full of beneficial properties which the body needs. Dr. Willie Ong revealed that aside from Vitamins B6 and B12, shrimp is also rich in minerals such as Phosphorous, Choline, Copper, Iodine, and other anti-oxidants. It has high protein but has low carbohydrates and has only 7 calories. A medium sized shrimp has very low mercury – a pressing issue for anyone who likes to eat big fish. That is why medical experts believe that eating shrimps may be good for the heart, and can be helpful in fighting the risk of having cancer. However, this seafood is known to have it’s downsides as well as the benefits


According to our beloved “Doctor ng Bayan”, eating too much shrimp is not recommended for people with allergies. Based on statistics, three percent of adults are allergic to shrimp while one percent of children are allergic to shellfish. Kids often get diagnosed for allergies when they react to this type of seafood. In most cases, symptoms such as itchiness and redness of the body are prevalent on many victims.


Not only that, people with high cholesterol level or those who have high blood pressure and other heart failures are advised to minimize their consumption of shrimp. As much as possible, eating this popular seafood should only be done two or three times a week. Also, be conscious that eating its head part should be avoided, as it contains more fats and cholesterol.  Dr. Ong says we all need to learn how to practice “moderation” in the food we eat.

Most importantly, Dr. Ong says we need to stay vigilant over the kind of shrimp that we eat or buying from the market. Make sure that they are well-cultivated in order to ensure its quality and safeness for your health and family.


Furthermore, here are some tips from Dr. Liza Ramoso-Ong on how we can choose and consume shrimp the proper way.

We can simply ask our suki or favorite vendor that we want the “suahe” shrimp. This kind of shrimp has smaller heads as compared to the tiger prawn. She also said that steamed, sinigang, and the traditional “halabos na hipon”, are the perfect ways to prepare the seafood for you and your family.

Watch this informative video below:

Hipon, Sugpo, Swahe : Healthy Ba Sa Iyo?

Hipon, Sugpo, Swahe : Alamin ang Tamang PagkainVideo ni Doc Willie Ong at Doc Liza Ong 1. Ang HIPON ay masustasya sa bitamina, minerals at anti-oxidants. Mataas sa protina at mababa sa calories. 2. Mas healthy kung steamed o sinigang na hipon. 2 beses lang kada linggo ang pagkain. Bawas sa prito at mantika.3. Mag-ingat lang ang may allergy sa hipon. Medyo mataas din sa cholesterol ang ulo ng hipon. Pero yung katawan ng hipon ay puwede kainin.Panoorin ang Video:

Posted by Doc Willie Ong on Thursday, May 3, 2018

Ang health tips sa website na ito ay hango sa mga artikulong nailathala sa libro, dyaryo, at iba-ibang social media sites ng tanyag na doktor na si Doc Willie Ong. Kami ay naniniwala at sumusuporta sa mabuting hangarin ng ating Doktor ng Bayan.

The health tips on this website are based on articles published in books, periodicals and various social media sites by Doctor Willie Ong. We believe and fully support the good intentions of our ‘Doktor ng Bayan.’  



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