A Defense for the Common Shrimp

Do you like shrimp? We do! Whether breaded, stewed, or sushi-fied, our Lynnwood Japanese restaurant is your source of everyone’s favorite crustaceans. However, you might have heard that these curly little morsels may not be your heart’s best friend, that perhaps their cholesterol level is surprisingly high for an ocean-based food. Have no fear, though, for we have good news for cautious shrimp fans.

One important thing to realize is that there are two different kinds of cholesterol: the bad kind (LDL cholesterol), that creates a deadly plaque inside your blood vessels, and the good kind (HDL cholesterol), that counters LDL cholesterol. So while shrimp do indeed feature a high cholesterol-to-mass ratio, and they have been shown to raise the level of LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream, it has also been observed that they raise the level of HDL cholesterol even more. Researchers agreed that this adds up to a favorable ratio of good vs. bad cholesterol for those with a shrimp-rich diet.

Meanwhile, shrimp is also providing a solid serving of vitamins, omega-3, selenium, zinc, and other vital nutrients. So come on down to Wild Wasabi, and don’t be afraid to let your shrimp flag fly!