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Shrimp was once off limits for anyone with high cholesterol, but the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans noted that some shellfish, including shrimp, are so low in saturated fat that they should be part of a healthy eating plan. If you add 3 ounces of shrimp to your meal, you will get 20 grams of protein and host of vitamins and minerals such as iodine, phosphorus, selenium and B12. Quality is key when it comes to shrimp so make sure they are whole pieces that are uniform in size with minimal odor and no damage.
by Joanne Perez, MS, RDN, LD

Shrimp was once off limits for anyone with high cholesterol, but the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans noted that some shellfish, including shrimp, are so low in saturated fat that they should be part of a healthy eating plan. If you add 3 ounces of shrimp to your meal, you will get 20 grams of protein and host of vitamins and minerals such as iodine, phosphorus, selenium and B12. Quality is key when it comes to shrimp so make sure they are whole pieces that are uniform in size with minimal odor and no damage.


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