Monday, October 5, 2015

Amazing Seafood Facts: There’s more to Shrimp than You Probably Know

Seafood lovers should rejoice! You already know shrimp is absolutely delicious and versatile enough to be cooked in a variety of ways, but it's also quite nutritious. It seems that indulging in this delectable ocean treat may be good for you.

Nutrition Information

Shrimp is a very low carbohydrate food and provides a great low-carb meal when you skip the breading and pair them with lots of vegetables. While shrimp are low in carbohydrates, they are high in amino acids and contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, both of which support the health of your brain and immune system. Amino acids help maintain muscle tissues and organs while helping your body regulate hormone production. Shrimp also contain antioxidants, such as selenium, which keep the body's cells healthy and protect them from damage.