Duck, which represents poultry along with chicken, has a unique savory taste and is often consumed in the form of various dishes such as roasts and soups. Compared to other meats, it has a higher content of unsaturated fatty acids and is rich in nutrients such as essential amino acids, vitamin A, and iron.
It is well known as a representative nutritional supplement that restores energy and replenishes vitality with these excellent nutritional ingredients. It can be said that the excellent efficacy of ducks has been recognized over a long period of time, as the excellent medicinal properties of each part are recorded in detail in Donguibogam and Bonchogangmok. Now, let’s take a closer look at the beneficial effects of duck on our body.
Main Benefits of Duck Meat
1. Improving immunity
It is said that duck meat contains a much higher amount of vitamin A, which is closely related to the enhancement of immune function in the body, compared to general meat. It is said that this rich vitamin A component helps the smooth operation of the metabolism and helps protect the body from the risk of various infections by increasing the pathogenic bacteria in the body.
In addition, abundant essential amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, iron, and various vitamins help to promote metabolism and blood circulation in the body, which is said to have an excellent effect in helping to improve immune function. In addition, duck meat is a rare alkaline food among meats, so when consumed in large quantities, it is excellent in releasing various toxins accumulated in the body due to the improvement of metabolic control function. has been known to
2. Vascular Health
Duck meat contains less saturated fatty acids than other meats such as pork and beef, but contains much more unsaturated fatty acids that cannot be stored in the body. It is said that this abundant amount of unsaturated fatty acids lowers blood cholesterol levels, discharges wastes and impurities from blood vessels, and helps reduce inflammation levels. It is also said to be helpful in preventing adult diseases related to blood vessels, such as high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis, due to the effect of promoting vascular health.
3. Energy replenishment
The complex action of unsaturated fatty acids rich in duck meat, essential amino acids, lecithin, calcium, iron, and vitamin B group components helps to activate metabolism, relieve fatigue and replenish energy. Also, due to the characteristic of alkaline food, it prevents acidification of the body and helps to increase physical strength, and it is said to be effective in preventing the deterioration of concentration and endurance. It can be said that the reason duck meat has been consumed as a nourishing food for energy recovery since ancient times is due to this excellent energy recovery effect.
4. Growth development
Duck meat is also rich in essential amino acids that serve as the basic building blocks of protein. This large amount of essential amino acids not only plays a role as a major component of muscles and bones, but is also involved in the smooth growth and maintenance of body tissues, thus helping children and adolescents in the growth phase. In addition, essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid, which are abundant in duck meat, vitamins, and minerals are also known to play an important role in skeletal development and growth.
It is said that unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid, which are abundant in duck meat, and several essential amino acids help the synthesis of collagen, a hard protein that composes the skin tissue, to improve skin elasticity and manage healthy skin. In addition, as it is an alkaline food, it also has an effect in preventing acidification of body fluids, which is the cause of aging of the body.
In addition, the calories of duck meat are 130 kcal per 100 g, which is low compared to other meats. In addition, compared to other meats, it has less saturated fatty acids and a high content of unsaturated fatty acids, which is also helpful for weight control. In addition, the effects of hair health, prevention of anemia, and kidney and gastrointestinal diseases are also said to be the main effects of duck meat.