Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Seafood

Seafood Improves Health

The more the medical community learns about seafood the more seafood is being recommended as an important part of a healthy diet. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend people eat seafood at least twice each week.

The proteins, minerals, vitamins and healthful omega-3 oils found in abundance in seafood benefit the body at all life stages. It starts in the womb. Mothers who eat a variety of seafood during pregnancy have babies with enhanced brain development. For adults, eating seafood may reduce risk of depression. And eating seafood twice each week can reduce the risk of heart disease by about a third. As we age seafood can help keep our brains healthy and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

So enjoy shrimp as part of a balanced and delicious diet

We already know that shrimp is low in fat and calories. But if you are concerned about cholesterol, there is good news. You do not have to give up shrimp! Research shows that the healthful fat profile of shrimp helps to increase HDL "good" cholesterol.

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