Seafood Improves Health
The proteins, minerals, vitamins and healthful omega-3 oils found in abundance in seafood benefit the body at all life stages – and 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 the risk of depression. And eating seafood twice each week can reduce the risk of heart disease by about 33 percent. As we age, seafood can help keep our brains healthy and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Shrimp, especially, can be enjoyed 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, or “good” cholesterol.