Shrimp is the fish that even people who don’t like fish are happy to see on a plate. I confess that shrimp is one of my favorite foods. Like that scene in Forrest Gump, I like broiled shrimp, shrimp cocktail, fried shrimp, shrimp salad, stuffed shrimp…. I also felt that a dinner of shrimp was a great low calorie meal. It was low in salt, calories and fat and high in protein and omega3. It all true.
A four ounce serving of shrimp has just 99 calories and 21 grams of protein. It also offers just about a full days requirement of omega 3 and 1/2RDA of vitamin B12. But shrimp is not the perfect food. Turns out that, ounce for ounce, shrimp has as much cholesterol as beef, which means its not … Continue Reading… →
Question– Last week you recommended mussels because they were high in omega 3 fatty acids. How much omega 3 should I be getting?
Answer– I’ve received several similar questions this week and it actually took a bit of digging to find an accurate answer. Unlike nutrients like vitamin C or minerals like iron, there are no universal standards to support a recommended daily allowance ( RDA). Rather boards of scientists have looked at different nutritional studies to come up with a number where they can say offers health benefits. In most cases, doctors examined heart disease trials to see how much omega 3 is needed to protect against cardiac problems. Most of the experts established that the daily minimum for health benefits of omega 3 is about 400mg/day. At the other end, they recommended a maximum of 3000mg og daily omega … Continue Reading… →
Its Fashion Flash Monday and this weeks’s host is Jodell of Black Cat Plus. Today she is featuring Simply Silk, an online-label that has a totally useable collection of simple tunics and pants topped with eye-catching tops. The Glam Gals at Fabulous After Forty are exploring how to wear summer white. I’ve bought several white pieces, but felt I looked huge, like a nurse or like a huge nurse. Now I get it– just add color! Hot AND exhausted? Over at Menopause Makeover, Staness offers great tips on dealing with sleep problems during menopause.
Now that bare arms season is here for real, I am especially aware of what I eat. This week, I looked at The South Beach Diet. I am really impressed by the design of this plan for three key reasons: