Have you been avoiding scallops and shrimp because you thought they were off-limits in a cholesterol-lowering diet? Well, here is welcome news for seafood lovers.
There seem to be so many rules when it comes to diet during pregnancy. One of the trickiest areas for pregnant moms is the issue of fish consumption. On one hand, moms are told to get a healthy dose of fish for the omega-3s and other nutrients.
When researchers from Ohio State University evaluated blood samples taken from 43 older adults (average age 67), they found that study participants with high ratios of omega-6 to omega-3 not only had higher levels of various compounds involved in inflammation, but were more likely to suffer from depression.
Scallops are a popular shellfish used in many styles of cooking. At one time, shellfish were avoided because they are higher in cholesterol than other types of fish. However, nutritionally, scallops are low in both calories and fat and a healthful addition to any diet.
Besides fruits and vegetables, moms-to-be also have to eat plenty of sea food because it is extremely beneficial during pregnancy. Sea food provides a broad range of minerals and microelements, such as iodine, copper, fluorine, zinc and many others.