10 things you should not do before eating seafood - Halong Bay guide
10 things you should not do before eating seafood - Halong Bay guide
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Coming Halong Bay, you will have many interesting experiences such as exploring the mysterious beautiful caves, immersing beautiful scenery of the bay from the airplane, learning the life of coastal people, watching the romantic sunset, etc. Especially, you will have the opportunity to enjoy fresh seafood with unique recipes here. However, hygiene, as well as the quality of food are great concerns to tourists, especially foreigners. In this article, we would like to give you the top 10 things you to do for safe dining seafood in Halong Bay.
1. Should not boil, steamed the frozen seafood
You should restrict boiling or steaming seafood stored for too long on the ice compartment. It is better to fry because, after storage time, the bacteria gradually form, the protein lost much, the flavor is no longer.
In addition, you need to clean the fishy tastes of seafood with onions, garlic, lemongrass, peppers, etc. When eating seafood, you should cook at high temperatures and eat as soon as possible because it will be safe for health. Besides, you will get more nutrition if you eat hot seafood
2. Should not eat seafood and drink beer at the same time
The combination of beer and seafood is one of the common causes of gout - the disease is a concern of many people today. In the process of people's metabolism, the amount of purine being in seafood will form uric acid. When excess uric acid, it can cause gout and other illnesses. Eating a lot of seafood at once and then drinking beer, it will speed up the body of the uric acid formation. Excess uric acid builds up in the joints or soft tissues. As a result, you are more susceptible to gout, and osteoarthritis. This is remarkably harmful to your health.
Actually, the Vietnamese culture in general, and Halong Bay, in particular, has a lot of strange things. For example, if you rent a homestay in Halong, you will see that the hosts are very enthusiastic and welcoming guests by combining seafood and beer in your meal. This is not good for your health. So, you should know how to control and refute that invitation.
3. Should not eat fruit and drink tea after eating seafood
After meals, Halong Bay often has the habit of drinking tea and eating fruit. The fact that this is not good for health because the amount of tannic acid in tea combined with the amount of calcium in seafood, will form insoluble calcium and irritate the digestive system. In addition, it also causes symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and gravel phenomenon leading to kidney stones. After eating seafood for 2 hours or more, you should drink tea and eat fruit.
4. Should not eat seafood processed after a long time
Seafood dead or stored at normal temperatures is rapidly infested by bacteria. Therefore, it is susceptible to disease. With some types of seafood in Halong Bay such as tuna, mackerel, and fish, the bacteria can turn the fish's meat into a toxin (turning histidine in fish meat into histamine toxin causing redness, burning, palpitations, headaches, shortness of breath, etc.)
The habit of keeping leftovers overnight for savings probably should not apply to seafood. Seafood contains a very high protein content, so it attracts the bacteria and creates pathogens that are not good for health. Processed seafood should not be eaten, even if it is stored in the fridge because the temperature in the refrigerator is unlikely to inhibit the above-mentioned types of bacteria.
To make sure that you can enjoy the fresh seafood in Halong Bay, you should eat in several prestigious restaurants. Another way, you can buy fresh seafood in the market and ask the chef of the restaurant for cooking.
5. Should not eat seafood with foods being rich in vitamin C
Crustaceans in Halong Bay such as shrimp, crab, shellfish, and snails are often very nutritious and fresh. However, it contains high levels of arsenic pentavalent. Normally, these substances do not harm the body. However, if you eat seafood with a large number of foods rich in vitamin C, it will be harmful to the body. At this time, arsenic pentavalent will be transformed into arsenic trioxide (commonly referred to as arsenic) causing acute arsenic poisoning. Seriously, it can be life-threatening.
6. Who should not eat seafood?
Pregnant women and nursing mothers: Frequently eating seafood will affect the development of the nervous system of the fetus of young children, especially with symptoms that occur when children are between the ages of 7 and 14. Therefore, according to the recommendations of experts, pregnant or nursing women should limit seafood eaters. Preferably every week, they should only eat 1-2 times, each time less than 100 grams.
People with gout or arthritis disease: Seafood dishes are also "taboos" for people with gout and arthritis. This is a disease known as "disease rich" due to the diet high in meat, seafood, and alcohol, increasing uric acid in the blood. If the patient is not restrained in time, the patient will be very painful and difficult to exercise
People with skin allergies: Seafood is the most allergenic food group among allergies while eating. Hypersensitivity in seafood entering the body will cause the hypersensitivity reaction. The symptoms of allergies are very diverse and often occur very quickly. Usually, the symptoms appear only after eating a few hours, even in just a few minutes. There are also serious cases, patients have anaphylactic reaction resulting in death.
7. Should eat fresh seafood.
According to nutrition experts, when you eat seafood, you should choose fresh seafood because of its high nutritional value, following by frozen seafood. Marinated seafood should be carefully considered before choosing to buy. Do not choose seafood that has been rotten, abdominal cavity, soft, slimy, smelly, etc. because it is easy to poison the user.
8. Should not eat seafood that is not well cooked
Seafood contains Vibrio Parahaemolyticus which is highly resistant to heat at least 80 ° C. In addition, unboiled water can contain bacteria. When processing seafood in Halong Bay, it is necessary to boil water for 4-5 minutes to fully disinfect.
9. Should not eat seafood in the contaminated area
Species that are considered to be toxic include fishes raised in contaminated waters, mercury-containing fish. Some types of fish such as mackerel, swordfish, and white-throated fish have high levels of mercury are recommended not to eat much.
10. Should not eat raw seafood
Many people like to eat living seafood, sushi, raw fish salad, living oysters, etc. However, health professionals warn about the risk of parasitic infections, germs rooted in these dishes. Seafood contains a lot of bacteria like Vibrio Parahaemolyticus, lung flukes. These bacteria being quite resistant to heat, will not die if seafood is not cooked. Eating raw seafood will facilitate bacterial entry into the body causing blood cough, convulsions, etc.
Halong Bay has the best seafood and freshest seafood in Vietnam, but you should not be subjective and eat raw seafood, especially those with poor digestion should pay more attention.
The solution to this delicious as well as dangerous dish is to eat clean, fresh seafood. If you travel to strange destinations, you should not risk trying raw salad or seafood, you should eat a little until you have evidence of trust in this seafood. It will be better if you eat seafood that has been processed at high temperatures and learn how to make them the most hygienic.
With top 10 things you should know for safe dining in Halong Bay, we mentioned above we believe that you will have an interesting and safe journey with your family, friends, lovers. It is great to immerse in the majestic nature, breathe fresh air, and enjoy the fresh seafood on the land of beautiful Halong Bay