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