Grilled Shrimp is common in the Mediterranean diet. Whether its salad, appetizer, or the entree, these delicious crustaceans have health benefits.
#1 Low in Calories *A dozen #shrimp add up to less calories than a 3 oz chicken breast.
#2 Protein-Rich *Shrimp are primarily made of protein. Serving size provides about the same amount of protein as chicken breast, with very little fat and carbohydrates.
#3 Provide Key Nutrients *Provide over 100% daily value of Selenium, over 75% Vitamin B12, over 50% phosphorus, and over 30% for choline, copper, and iodine. Shrimp also contains two types of antioxidants.
Selenium- Plays a role in immunity and thyroid function. Also an important antioxidant that helps fight damaging free radicals, which damage cell membranes and DNA, leading to premature aging and disease.
Astaxanthin- Provides primary color pigment in shrimp, and has been shown to help reduce inflammation, a known trigger of aging and disease.