Want to Improve Your Heart Health? Eat More Shrimp!
April 25, 2022
There’s no denying the mouthwatering taste of red meat such as a steak cooked to perfection. Along with its great taste, red meat contains high amounts of protein, so much so that even three ounces of steak meets approximately 45% of the recommended Daily Value of protein. However, there has been much discussion surrounding the potential health risks associated with consuming red and processed meat. There is much evidence showing a link between high consumption of red meat and a higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, premature death and more.
So, how does one meet the recommended consumption of protein without sacrificing delicious taste?
The answer is wild-caught American shrimp!
In a previous blog post detailing major findings from 2020’s USDA Dietary Guidelines Committee, we discussed how the committee found strong evidence that if an adult’s regular diet comprised of more lean meats and seafood over red and processed meats, there was a reduced risk of all-cause mortality (or, death from any cause). This finding is on top of the committee’s overall recommendations that Americans should incorporate more seafood into their diets.
It’s not hard to substitute shrimp for red meat in many recipes. See some of our favorite shrimp recipes below, and we also have a great collection of recipes here on the Wild American Shrimp website (link). Shrimp are easy to cook and take less time than most red meat.
Corn Dogs –> Gina’s Shrimp Corn Dogs
Gumbo –> Wild-Caught Shrimp Gumbo
Sandwich Meat –> Grilled Chilled Shrimp Rolls
Shish Kebabs –> Basil Chimichurri Grilled Wild Gulf Shrimp Skewers
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