Do you like fish? How about octopus, shrimps, and calamari? Have you already tried oysters?

Adding seafood to your diet has plenty of amazing benefits, and the majority of it is totally keto-friendly due to its very low carb content, on top of being very nutritious.

Shrimp is probably the most common type of shellfish and is available in a number of varieties. It can be a bit of a hassle to peel, however, its nutritional benefits are worth the extra effort.

Depending on the types of shrimp, a 100 g serving contains 106 calories, 0.9 g carbs, 1.7 g fat, and 20.3 g protein. It’s loaded with selenium and vitamin D, and is a good source of copper, iron, and B-complex vitamins (8). Although it contains cholesterol, there’s no reason to fear it – a study has demonstrated that consuming 300 g shrimp per day actually lowered triglycerides and had a beneficial effect on the HDL to LDL ratio.

Shrimp is also a good source of iodine, which is an essential mineral for thyroid health, and many people are deficient in it.