Open any Mediterranean menu to find these bivalves, which are full of omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce inflammation but are low in fat and calories.
Just 3 ounces of shrimp has nearly 20 grams of protein, keeping you full while also providing the carotenoid astaxanthin as well as selenium, a trace mineral with antioxidant properties.
See also Farro, Shrimp and Tomato Risotto.
Sure, salmon’s the popular kid at the fish counter in the US, but Europeans know to head toward low-mercury herring for its omega-3s.
While cod stocks are on the decline in the Mediterranean, conditions in Pacific Northwest waters off the coast of Alaska remain favorable for the fish, which is rich in protein, iodine and vitamin B12. Protein helps to regulate and repair cells, iodine helps preserve the balance of thyroid hormones, and vitamin B12 is necessary for healthy blood cells.