Add Shrimp to Your Next Meal!

Mix Up Your Protein Variety with Shrimp!

Have you ever tried shrimp? Shrimp is one of the most common allergens, but if you are not allergic then by all means, try it! With only 7 calories per shrimp, it adds up to less than 85 calories per dozen. You can consume a large amount without using up a lot of daily calories. Shrimp is high in protein with little fat and carbohydrates. However, shrimp should be enjoyed in moderation due to its high cholesterol content. Based on the USDA and American Heart Association dietary cholesterol intake guidelines, one should limit intake to 300mg or less per day. Keep in mind that 3-ounces of shrimp already make up half of the daily dietary cholesterol limit.

The Benefits of Shrimp
  • Excellent source of selenium
  • Low-fat and low-calorie protein
  • Good source of vitamin D, which helps with absorption of calcium and phosphorus
  • Good source of vitamin B12, which helps with brain function and formation and maturation of blood cells
  • Good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which helps with reducing cholesterol
  • Help prevent development of arthritis, slow growth of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease
  • Provide anti-Inflammatory and antioxidant support
How to Prepare Frozen Shrimp
  1. Purchase shrimp that have not been peeled or devein
  2. Defrost shrimp in the refrigerator in a bowl of cold water
  3. Once defrosted, remove shell and pull off legs of the shrimp
  4. Remove the tail if you wish
  5. Devein by cutting straight down the back of the shrimp and remove the vein
  6. Keep shrimp in a fresh bowl of water while preparing the rest of the shrimp
Try this awesome shrimp recipe!
 Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

 

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