The humble shrimp sometimes finds itself under fire among the health-conscious world. After all, a single three-ounce serving of this seafood favorite contains nearly half of your daily recommended intake of cholesterol. Despite all this, though, our Bothell Japanese restaurant would like to remind you that shrimp really isn’t as bad as it seems. In fact, it boasts some fairly strong nutritional benefits for the health-conscious sushi lover.
While it is true that shrimp are high in cholesterol, this doesn’t mean that it will raise the level of cholesterol in your blood. Since trans fats have a far greater impact on your cholesterol level than actual dietary fat, the lean shrimp are really not a terribly big concern for the high-cholesterol individual. Quite the contrary, shrimp deliver a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which are actually working to combat the cholesterol in your system.
Furthermore, shrimp are a healthy, low-mercury source of protein, iron, several B vitamins, vitamin D, and other nutrients. So don’t fret about enjoying a few shrimp rolls at your next sushi night!