💓The Shocking Truth About Shrimp & High Cholesterol – by Dr Sam Robbins

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Hi, it’s Dr Sam Robbins, I’ve got a friend named Frank, who just
LOVES shrimp. Whenever we go out to eat, he has to have
it. And he’s always posting some shrimp meal
or dish on his Facebook page. So a few nights ago, when he ordered a bunch
of shrimp for dinner, my other friend, Howard asked, “hey, aren’t you concerned with
your cholesterol, eating so much shrimp all the time? We’re not 20 years old anymore” Frank, my shrimp eating friend replied back
by saying, “I don’t have this every day, probably 3-4x weekly. Besides, you only live once… you worry too
much.” and then he proceeded to order a glass of beer. So then, Howard, our “anti-shrimp” friend
turned to me and ask, “what do you think Sam?… Do you eat shrimp? Isn’t it bad for your health?” Now I’m stuck between two friends I’ve
known for almost 20 years. However, the truth is the truth, so let me
share with you, what I basically told my friends. Shrimp And Cholesterol
Yes, shrimp has a lot of cholesterol. A small 3 oz serving has about 200 mgs of
cholesterol. On paper, that’s as much cholesterol as
you need for ONE day, not counting all the other sources of food. And yes, shrimp also raises your cholesterol
levels – both total and LDL, the “bad” lipoprotein. However, it ALSO raises your “good” HDL1
and for some people, even more than the bad, LDL … So the end result is a better ratio,
which is the more important factor. So, depending on your genetics, eating shrimp
isn’t going to be a problem for cholesterol… as long as you don’t overdo it. Now, I’ll come back to this cholesterol
topic in a minute because there’s something else to add to it. But I want to answer my friend’s second
question: Do I Eat Shrimp? The answer is, no. I never order it or buy it. If it’s at a party, I’ll have a couple
pieces one in a rare while, but the bottom line is — NO, I don’t eat shrimp. It’s not so much because of the cholesterol. Because I do have cholesterol in my diet. It’s important to do so, at least in some
amounts and it varies from person to person. However, if I’m going to have a protein
with cholesterol, I’d rather it be whole eggs. It has a lot more nutrients than shrimp and
I prefer the taste. It’s also a better source of protein. If I’m going to have seafood, I’d rather
have wild-caught salmon. Again, I think it’s more nutritious and
a far healthier source of protein and seafood, than shrimp. I also like the taste of it salmon better. Shrimp and other shellfish are “bottom feeders”. Basically, they eat “junk” at the bottom
of the ocean. I know that this is a controversial topic,
and there are healthy fish such as Sardines, which are also classified as “bottom feeders”. However, my personal preference is to not
eat these bottom feeders – shrimp and other shellfish included. Shellfish, including shrimp, are classified
as one of the top eight food allergies in the US, along with peanuts, tree nuts, wheat,
milk and soy2,3. However, most importantly… Shrimp is the most popular seafood in the
US. Which also means that over 90% of it gets
imported from other countries. Sadly, less than 2% gets inspected by the
FDA and US regulatory agencies. What this means that the shrimp is farm-raised
in dirty and unhealthy conditions. They’re feed unhealthy food. Imported shrimp, more than any other seafood,
has been found to be contaminated with banned chemicals, pesticides and antibiotics. So, these and a few other reasons are why
I personally don’t have shrimp But What About My Higher Cholesterol? Now, coming back to the cholesterol topic. IF you are concerned about having high cholesterol,
you have a family history of it or you’re taking a cholesterol lowering drug — then
I would reconsidering having Shrimp. Or limit it to once or twice weekly at the
most. And make sure it’s wild caught, NOT farm-raised
shrimp. And there are natural ways of lowering your
cholesterol, while improving your HDL/LDL ratios and triglycerides and other “heart
health” markers. There’s a link below this video, in the
description area to a natural formula that my own parents have been using since 1999,
to lower their cholesterol by 30 pts in only 30 days. It’s clinically proven and something I would
highly advise using, instead of a toxic, cholesterol lowering drugs. And you can read the whole story and watch
the video as well. Just take a look and let me know how much
it improves your cholesterol levels. If you found this helpful, give it a thumbs
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35 thoughts on “💓The Shocking Truth About Shrimp & High Cholesterol – by Dr Sam Robbins

  1. Totally agree primarily because of the lack of FDA regulations. There's no way to know if they are properly decontaminated and good for you.

  2. 🤔} " To shrimp or not to shrimp; that is the question when in season ! " {😂
    Thanks for sharing this with your viewers, Dr. Robbins ! "

  3. Shrimp and cuttlefish are my favorite seafood. I usually have them 8 times a month. I see now I'm screwed. However I spin 🚴‍♀️ like a mad woman at the gym twice or thrice a week. Is this good enough to make up for my poor food choice?

  4. My doctor also said Shrimp was bad for other reasons. I started to do some research and I read about how Shrimp is one of the worst sea food to eat. 😷

  5. I don't eat any farmed fish! Totally unnatural. As for shellfish if your constipated eat plenty your soon be shxxing till the cows come home 😉

  6. Great video doc. I had higher levels of cholesterol years ago and my doctor was alarmed. He told me to stop eating the usual like eggs, bacon, etc. Three months later and no change. I was eating fish, a fresh vegetable and rice everyday for lunch. I cut out the shrimp and the levels normalized.

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