The Nutritional Benefits of Shrimp

Do you like shrimp? We do! Whether breaded, stewed, or sushi-fied, our Issaquah 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, and that their cholesterol level is fairly high for seafood. Have no fear, though, for we have good news for shrimp fans.

The first thing to understand is that there are two different forms of cholesterol: LDL cholesterol, which creates a deadly plaque inside your blood vessels, and HDL cholesterol, which actually cleans out LDL cholesterol. So while shrimp do, in fact, 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 found that they raise the level of HDL cholesterol to a higher degree. This adds up to a favorable ratio of good vs. bad cholesterol for people with a lot of shrimp in their diets.

Meanwhile, shrimp is also providing a healthy supply of vitamins, omega-3, selenium, zinc, and other vital substances. So come on down to Aji Sushi, and get your shrimp fix today in the form of our delicious shrimp tempura or shrimp sushi!