Linguine with Shrimp Sauce

Linguine with Shrimp Sauce is a nutritional and delicious meal that can be served at lunch, or dinner, as you prefer. It is a well-rounded, complete and filling dish that most people really enjoy. Even strict vegans will often eat this simple, but tasty meal. It is loaded with protein, great carbohydrates and a good balance of fats. In all, serve this dinner whenever the mood strikes. Every one will be happy to dig in, you can be sure of that. And this dish has plenty to commend it, using several ingredients that are considered almost super foods because of their high return in nutrition, and low calories, fats and sodium.

Load this dish up with shrimp. Shrimp (and their cousin, prawns) are important seafoods that are eaten every where around the world. Shrimp accounts for about twenty five percent of the sea food purchases made in the United States, an amazing figure. At only about seven calories per the average sized shrimp, you can eat quite a few of these little guys without overeating in the calorie department. Shrimp contains a unique anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, called carotenoid nutrient astaxanthin. This anti-oxidant supports the nervous system as well as the musculoskeletal system. There may be growing evidence it also protects against colon cancer, as well. The amounts of this compound in the shrimp can vary widely, depending on where and how the shrimp are fished or farmed. Shrimp is also chock full of the anti-oxidant, selenium. In areas where animals are raised with insufficient selenium, all kinds of issues can arise around breeding and birthing. Some people may avoid shrimp because of its apparently high cholesterol count. However, there is plenty to promote in this sea food. For example, shrimp is chock full of omega-3ís and omega-6ís, both of which help decrease the incidence of obesity, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. So eat your shrimp.

Other ingredients in this dish are good for you, too. Tomatoes are considered a super food, loaded not only with vitamins and minerals, but also anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories. They are also very low in calories, fats, and sodium. Tomatoes taken fresh from the vine are fabulous, and can be eaten like an apple, they are so sweet. The sweetness deteriorates as the tomato ages, so try and buy tomatoes in season, from local farmerís markets. Garlic is another so-called, super food. Garlic is a member of the Allium, or Onion, family. This family of foods includes garlic, onions, shallots and leeks, all of which contain tremendously important components that support our good health. The alliinase enzymes in garlic need a few minutes to get working once you crush or chop or cut in to a clove of garlic. As well, all the healthful properties in garlic are much more significant in a clove and head of garlic than when you buy the garlic in a jar, pre-chopped. So buy a new head of garlic each week, and be sure to eat a clove very day. This is a delicious recipe. Be sure to try it soon.

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