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💓The Shocking Truth About Shrimp & High Cholesterol
I’ve got a friend named Frank, who just LOVES shrimp. Whenever we go out to eat, he has to have it. And he’s always posting some shrimp meal or dish on his Facebook page.
So a few nights ago, when he ordered a bunch of shrimp for dinner, my other friend, Howard asked, “hey, aren’t you concerned with your cholesterol, eating so much shrimp all the time? We’re not 20 years old anymore”
Frank, my shrimp eating friend replied back by saying, “I don’t have this every day, probably 3-4x weekly. Besides, you only live once… you worry too much.” and then he proceeded to order a glass of beer.
So then, Howard, our “anti-shrimp” friend turned to me and ask, “what do you think Sam?... Do you eat shrimp? Isn’t it bad for your health?”
Now I’m stuck between two friends I’ve known for almost 20 years.
However, the truth is the truth, so let me share with you, what I basically told my friends.
Shrimp And Cholesterol
Yes, shrimp has a lot of cholesterol. A small 3 oz serving has about 200 mgs of cholesterol.
On paper, that’s as much cholesterol as you need for ONE day, not counting all the other sources of food.
And yes, shrimp also raises your cholesterol levels - both total and LDL, the “bad” lipoprotein.
However, it ALSO raises your “good” HDL1 and for some people, even more than the bad, LDL … So the end result is a better ratio, which is the more important factor.
Do I Eat Shrimp?
The answer is, no. I never order it or buy it. If it’s at a party, I’ll have a couple pieces one in a rare while, but the bottom line is -- NO, I don’t eat shrimp.
It’s not so much because of the cholesterol. Because I do have cholesterol in my diet. It’s important to do so, at least in some amounts and it varies from person to person.
Shrimp and other shellfish are “bottom feeders”. Basically, they eat “junk” at the bottom of the ocean. I know that this is a controversial topic, and there are healthy fish such as Sardines, which are also classified as “bottom feeders”. However, my personal preference is to not eat these bottom feeders - shrimp and other shellfish included.
Shellfish, including shrimp, are classified as one of the top eight food allergies in the US, along with peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, milk and soy2,3.
However, most importantly… Shrimp is the most popular seafood in the US. Which also means that over 90% of it gets imported from other countries. Sadly, less than 2% gets inspected by the FDA and US regulatory agencies.
What this means that the shrimp is farm-raised in dirty and unhealthy conditions. They’re feed unhealthy food. Imported shrimp, more than any other seafood, has been found to be contaminated with banned chemicals, pesticides and antibiotics.
So, these and a few other reasons are why I personally don’t have shrimp
But What About My Higher Cholesterol?
Now, coming back to the cholesterol topic. IF you are concerned about having high cholesterol, you have a family history of it or you’re taking a cholesterol lowering drug -- then I would reconsidering having Shrimp.
Or limit it to once or twice weekly at the most. And make sure it’s wild caught, NOT farm-raised shrimp.
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