The Health Benefits of Shrimp: A Nutrition Professional's Guide

microsoft, the health benefits of shrimp: a nutrition professional's guide

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Expert opinion from Felicitas Bouche Ocampo

Nutrition Professor, Bachelor’s Human Nutritional Sciences · 5 years of experience · Argentina

Shrimp is healthy for health unless for allergic individuals that are sensitive to this type of seafood. Shrimp is rich in protein and low in carbohydrates and fats. The type of fatty acids contained in shrimps make it proper for a heart-healthy diet considering their omega 3 content. Shrimp is rich in minerals such as selenium and phosphorus and vitamins such as B group vitamins and vitamin E with antioxidant capacity.

Expert opinion from Alli Shircliff

Masters of Science in Nutrition Counseling · 18 years of experience · USA

Shrimp can be part of a healthy diet because it is a good source of protein. Three ounces of cooked shrimp contains 19 grams protein. Shrimp can be part of a high-protein diet, gluten-free diet, keto diet, paleo diet, and many other diets and lifestyles. It does have higher amounts of cholesterol in it, so if you watch your cholesterol, you may want to limit your consumption of shrimp.

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Expert opinion from Mantwa Radebe

Master of Science (MSc) In Nutrition · 12 years of experience · South Africa

Shrimp is considered to be very nutritious. It is very low in calories and provides a high amount of protein and healthy fats, and other vitamins and minerals.

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