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Shellfish Allergy

There are two types of shellfish: crustaceans (e.g., shrimp, crab, and lobster) and mollusks (e.g., clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops). Most shellfish reactions are caused by crustacea, and the reactions are often severe. People allergic to one group of shellfish are not always allergic to both types, but allergists usually recommend avoiding […]

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Fish and Seafood

There is a huge variety of fish and seafood to be explored! Health Benefits of Fish and Seafood Fish and seafood are excellent sources of protein and are low in saturated fat. Fish also contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). MUFAs increase HDL (the “good cholesterol”), which helps protect against […]

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Selenium

Selenium is a trace mineral, so only a small amount is required to maintain good health. It is important for reproduction and synthesis of thyroid hormones and DNA. Selenium also helps to activate antioxidant enzymes that protect cells from damage by free radicals and infection. How much do I need? […]