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January 20, 2011 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Healthy Living

Shellfish as a Healthy Protein

Shrimp, clams, oysters, scallops and lobster offer a delectable and super-healthy alternative to meat proteins that are low in calories and have hardly any bad fat.  Shellfish are brimming with nourishment too including B vitamins, vitamin D, and those awesome omega 3 fats. They are rich in an array of important minerals and provide more zinc than any other food.  Contrary to popular belief, shellfish, even shrimp, will not have adverse effects on overall cholesterol levels and have been shown to actually benefit cardiovascular health, especially when eaten in lieu of fatty red meats. I am fortunate to live on the coast with ready access to a bounty of fresh shellfish. My recipe for Mediterranean Shrimp over Pasta is one of my all-time favorites!

For more, check out my free video tip Enjoy the Other Proteins from the Sea.