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10 New Superfoods for Women

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"Shrimp is about 90 calories per 3-ounce serving, it has virtually no fat, and it's packed with protein, making it the ultimate diet food," says Ellie Krieger, RD, host of the Food Network's Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger. It may even help prevent heart disease, thanks to astaxanthin, the antioxidant that gives the shellfish its red tint. "People shy away from shrimp because it's high in cholesterol, but cholesterol in food is much less likely to raise your blood cholesterol than, say, trans fat," McManus says. Moreover, eating about 1 cup of shrimp daily can raise your good cholesterol level, found a Rockefeller University study.

Shopping shortcut: Buy frozen. "It's often fresher than the stuff you find at the local fish store," Krieger says.

Make it even healthier: "Rinse with water before you eat to remove about 40 percent of the sodium," Krieger advises.

Bonus benefits: Shrimp is also rich in cancer-fighting selenium and bone-building vitamin D.

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shartran wrote:

Some aren't really 'new'...ie: dark chocolate...tomatoes...pistachios or turmeric.

7/18/2014 11:48:21 AM Report Abuse
kraut1982 wrote:

Thank you for this very helpful information! I am always wondering what types of food are helpful to keep cancer away and generally help me and my family stay healthy. Keep giving us this helpful information. I was on the brink of not eating any red meat and now know that I am doing ok eating tenderloin and grass-fed, lean red meats.

3/14/2013 08:29:02 AM Report Abuse
cait5645 wrote:

Make sure the chocolate you buy is fair trade... too often we look for the lowest price, but oftentimes this chocolate is made by slaves overseas.

2/23/2010 06:34:54 PM Report Abuse

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