Health benefits of shrimp alfredo
A classic dish featuring fettuccine pasta and Parmesan cheese in alfredo sauce which can be prepared in many creative ways. There are gourmet and simple variants when it comes to the ingredients used in the shrimp alfredo recipe. However, here are a few health benefits you might not know of the key ingredients that feature in the dish.
Shrimp: The star of the dish which also boasts many health benefits. Shrimps are low in calories. On an average one shrimp, might just be around seven calories so it really doesn’t make much of a difference if you consume just the one or more than a dozen. They are rich in protein which is a staple component in a well-balanced diet. But again, they are not very high in carbohydrate and fat content, compared to its meaty counterparts. Shrimps also provide the essential key nutrients in a proper diet from selenium, vitamin B12, phosphorous, copper, iodine and many more.
Cheese: The first word that comes to mind when we think about cheese is fat. But here are a few facts you might not know about cheese. It is the richest source of protein amongst dairy products, which is known to promote a lower blood sugar. Not very block of cheese used is high in fat, the content varies depending on whether the cheese used is gouda or mozzarella or feta, amongst others. It also has ruminant trans-fat, which is beneficial for boosting health in different ways. Cheese is also a great source of vitamins and minerals and boasts a high concentrated content, mainly in the form of calcium, vitamin B12, sodium, phosphorous, selenium, zinc and many amongst others. Research shows that regular but moderate consumption of various dairy products helps with bone health and heart health in general.
Spices: There are many health benefits of the different kinds of spices that go into making the shrimp alfredo recipe. Spices like allspice, bay leaf, anise seeds, black pepper, caraway, cardamom and many other all have individual health benefits making the dish a very healthy one. They are not just flavor enhancers, but boast various nutritional and essential elements to be incorporated in your day to day diet, also moderately.
The shrimp alfredo is not just exotic in the way it is prepared but also the ingredients mainly used have health benefits to gain from.