Tuesday, February 15, 2011

And the survey says...

Everyone has heard that eating seafood is good for you. The new dietary guidelines recommend eating 8 - 12 ounces of seafood a week to get the health benefits.In last week’s poll, we asked you to tell us your favorite seafood.

The top choices according to the poll, with about 23% of the total vote each, were shrimp, trout, and tuna. Below are some key nutrition facts about your favorite seafood:

Shrimp - lean protein, most of the fat is heart-healthy unsaturated fats (including omega-3 fatty acids), on the down-side shrimp are high in cholesterol

Trout – low sodium source of B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and lean protein

Tuna – low sodium lean protein, good source of B vitamins, often available conveniently canned and ready to eat but watch out for high sodium content and choose water packed over oil packed

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