To eat or not to eat shellfish?

If this question has been bothering you, and you are just itching to know the pros and cons of shellfish dining, Time will help you dive into the issue.

According to one expert, shellfish are high-quality protein sources

They have all the essential amino acids needed to support proper function and muscle health.

Healthy minerals are also found in shellfish.

They are also rich in copper, iron and zinc.

Zinc is vital for immune function and wound healing.

Oyster, in particular, contains more zinc per serving than any other food.

Experts also say that shellfish meat is low on fat.

Moreover, this kind of fat falls under the category of healthy fats.

However, there are concerns when it comes to shellfish.

One is contamination.

Shrimp and lobster can accumulate heavy metals.

Experts say one of the best safeguards against any potential risk is to vary the type of shellfish consumed.

With all this information you now have, would you eat shellfish?

Is Shellfish Healthy? Here's What the Experts Say

Is shellfish healthy? Here's what the experts say

Posted by TIME on Friday, June 7, 2019


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