3 oz Blackened Shrimp
3 oz Vege Mix (Asparagus, Red Pepper, Onion, Mushroom)
4 oz White Rice
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We don't usually think about seafood as a source of antioxidants, but shrimp features at least two unique antioxidants in its nutrient composition: the xanthophyll carotenoid called astaxanthin, and the mineral selenium.
Protein and Peptide Support
At 6 grams per ounce, shrimp is very good source of protein. In fact, among all WHFoods, shrimp ranks as our 8th best source of high-quality protein! The protein richness of shrimp is one of the reasons this shellfish is relied on in so many different culinary traditions.
When the protein in fish is broken down during digestion, smaller protein fragments called peptides are formed. Recent research studies have shown that many of these peptides have unique properties, including the ability to stimulate release of the hormone cholecystokinin (CCK) from cells that line our intestinal tract. Release of CCK is important for many reasons, including the role of CCK in regulating appetite. Our feeling of satiety (lack of appetite) is partly related to the levels of CCK in our digestive tract. By helping trigger release of CCK, shrimp peptides may play a role in helping us feel full. In the long run, this feeling of satiety may also be an advantage in helping to decrease our risk of obesity. Research on shrimp peptides and satiety is in its early stage, and largely limited to animal studies at this point. But we expect to see increasing interest in this area of shrimp and health.