In addition to being high in protein—about 20 grams in 9 shrimp—this shellfish is high in the trace mineral selenium, important for thyroid health. “The thyroid regulates many of the body’s functions—including metabolism,” Kissane points out. Shrimp also contains B12, which is an important nutrient for red blood cell formation and keeping energy up. Astaxanthin is a potent anti-inflammatory found in in the shellfish, which can help fight fatigue and increase energy.
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