Whether you know or not, eating shrimp is a part of a balanced diet. It is not only safe but also offers a few key nutrients. Even doctors recommend eating shrimp is an excellent addition to your dietary requirement.

Is The Shrimp High in Cholesterol?

In one serve, the shrimp contains 189 milligrams of cholesterol that can contribute to 60% of the total recommended amount of cholesterol consumption per day. Are you looking for Indian seafood in Kallang? You will surprise hearing that well-cooked shrimp from the good cooks increase the level of HDL or "good cholesterol" in support of good heart health.

Is It Safe for People Having High Cholesterol?

Shrimp is safe for people with high cholesterol due to containing useful nutrients. Despite the higher cholesterol level, shrimp contain no trans fat and minimal saturated fat.

What Are the Things to Consider Before Eating Shrimp?

The secret to beat the cholesterol and to have a healthy diet- you have to find the right way of preparing it-

Things to do:

  • Bake, boil, grill or cook with no little oil
  • Seasoning with spices and herbs
  • Add lemon juice to add the tangy flavour as well to add some health benefit of having it.

Things not to do:

  • Fry, saute in oil or butter
  • Use of buttery or creamy sauce
  • Use of unnecessary salt while eating or cooking
  • Over-processed carbohydrates like white pasta should not be combined with it.

While buying shrimp for delicious seafood in Tanglin, chefs check out the level to know where the shrimp are caught. In some countries, shrimp contains a higher level of pollutant due to unregulated farming practices.

The Nutrition You Will Get from Shrimp

By nature, shrimp are low in calories and per serving it contributes to less than 100 calories. They are even low in fat and protein. Here are a few things supplied with shrimp consumption-

  • Excellent source of selenium works as an antioxidant reduces the free radicals. It means there will be no more diseases or aging.
  • Supply B12 that boost the production of red blood cells.
  • Good source of phosphorus that is effective to repair tissues and cells.
  • Provide choline, copper and iodine to the diet that is necessary for the function of the body.

sea food

Seafood is getting a lot of praise lately from doctors and dieticians and recommend to add in a balanced diet. Shrimp, like other shellfish or other seafood, are high in cholesterol. But, it doesn’t mean that it is dangerous for people who are consuming it regularly. Apart from the use of shrimp for Indian food in Singapore, other seafood like crab, lobster and salmon are full of nutrients that include iron, zinc, phosphorus, B12, selenium and niacin. Such nutrients not only contributes to good cholesterol but also lower bad cholesterol.

However, people on a strict diet needs to talk with their doctor before adding the shrimp into their diets. Fresh-caught shrimp is much better than the farm-raised one to avoid the pollutants.

Author's Bio: 

The author runs a chain of restaurants offering delicious Indian seafood in Singapore, Kallang and Tanglin. The author also writes blogs and articles to make foodies aware of how different food items work as different nutrient suppliers.