Posted by: 4pack | February 25, 2009

“Ideal Foods”: Shrimp Is “Ounce For Ounce” A Protein Powerhouse That Is Also Low Calorie And Fat While Rich In Vitamin D And B12

SHRIMP IS AND REMAINS A STAPLE OF THE FOUR PACKS DIET…HIGH IN PROTEIN…AND IT IS LOWER IN FAT THAN MOST OGGIES REALIZE…IT SHOULD BE IN DIET MULTIPLE TIMES PER WEEK….

shrimpShrimp is an excellent source of selenium and unusually low-fat, low-calorie protein–a four ounce serving of shrimp supplies 23.7 grams of protein (that’s 47.4% of the daily value for protein) for a mere 112 calories and less than a gram of fat. Shrimp also emerged as a very good source of vitamin D and vitamin B12.

Because of its slightly elevated cholesterol content, shrimp was once considered unhealthy for those pursuing a heart-healthy diet. Although shrimp has about twice as much cholesterol as other meat, it is extremely low in artery-clogging saturated fat and total fat.

Research suggests that dietary cholesterol is less of a heart danger than saturated fat. That means shrimp has a place on your plate whether you have heart disease or not. Just keep the portion size moderate — 3 to 4 ounces — and enjoy it baked, grilled, broiled, boiled or stir-fried.

There are 90 calories in a 3oz serving of shrimp and very little fat. Shrimp are anything but small in their nutrient density. Our food ranking system qualified shrimp as an excellent source of selenium and unusually low-fat, low-calorie protein–a four ounce serving of shrimp supplies 23.7 grams of protein (that’s 47.4% of the daily value for protein) for a mere 112 calories and less than a gram of fat.

Shrimp also emerged as a very good source of vitamin D and vitamin B12. Shrimp Provide Large Cardiovascular Benefits Many people are confused about the fat and cholesterol content of shrimp. Shrimp is very low in total fat, yet it has a high cholesterol content (about 200 milligrams in 3.5 ounces, or 12 large boiled shrimp).

Some people have avoided eating shrimp precisely because of its high cholesterol content. However, based on research involving shrimp and blood cholesterol levels, avoidance of shrimp for this reason does not seem justified. http://www.peertrainer.com/DFcaloriecounterB.aspx?id=4321

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