Are you bored of eating tuna and chicken breast to hit your daily protein requirements? Try shrimps!
Shrimps are a nutrient-dense food, high in protein with minimal amounts of carbs and fats. In fact, 100g (raw weight) of shrimps contains 20g proteins, 0.9g carbs and 1.7g fats for a tiny total of 102 calories.
This means you can eat a relatively large amount of shrimps without consuming too many calories.
Furthermore, shrimps are not only macro-friendly but also provide some great health benefits as follows:
- shrimps are an excellent source of betaine, a nutrient necessary for helping your body to suppress homocysteine (a potentially harmful amino acid that promotes inflammation)
- the amino acid arginine which is found in shrimps can produce nitric oxide, a key player in preventing blood clots, relaxing arteries and improving blood flow to the heart, muscles and brain.
- shrimps are an excellent source of the antioxidant selenium. Selenium deficiency has been shown to be a risk factor for heart failure and other forms of cardiovascular disease, as well as for other problems including type 2 diabetes and depression.
And if you’re running short of ideas on how you could eat shrimps, have a look at our recipe here.
To fitness with love,