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Friday, March 4, 2016

America's Favorite Fish

America’s Favorite Fish
America’s favorite fish is shrimp.  Shrimp and other shellfish can be a healthy alternative to other protein sources. Shrimp is very low in saturated fat and doesn’t contain trans fat—unless it’s been fried or cooked in a way that adds trans fat. But if you already have high cholesterol, follow the advice of your doctor about dietary cholesterol as shrimp is a source of cholesterol.  Shrimp is also low in calories. 
Three ounces of baked or broiled shrimp provides about 20 grams of protein, just a few grams less than that a 3-ounce chicken breast. Aside from protein, shrimp provide a pretty impressive array of nutrients. Four ounces steamed contains over 100% of the Daily Value for selenium, over 75% for vitamin B12, over 50% for phosphorous and over 30% for choline, copper, and iodine.
As a note, they are also lower in omega-3 fatty acids.

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