shrimps-healthMaximizing protein content while minimizing fat and calories is a goal of many people who are trying to lose weight, maintain fitness, or enjoy a healthier diet. There are few foods that combine this balance of low fat, low calories and high protein but Coldwater Shrimp is such a delicacy.

Research into the benefits of coldwater sourced seafood began when it was realized in the early 1980’s that deaths from Ischemic Heart Disease for natives in the Arctic region were about one third of that for Northern Americans and Europeans, in spite of their diet being high in fat content. Research has now confirmed that a great deal of that fat intake was from seafood from the cold Artic waters and that a key ingredient in that fat was the unsaturated fatty oils which were high in Omega 3 fatty acids.

Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that the body needs for metabolic functioning but the body cannot produce these products and therefore has to acquire them from foods. There are different types of Omega 3 Fatty Acids but the Eicosatetraenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) provide most of the benefits and fish oils contain a healthy amount of both.

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