Here in coastal Maine, seafood is build into our diets. From crustaceans to fish, we love it all – and eat more than our fair share. But were you aware that seafood should be a part of your weekly diet? Healthcare professionals recommend two seafood meals a week, thanks to the many benefits these delicious dishes provide.
Seafood dishes contain Omega-3, making them great for heart health. Omega-3 fatty acids also help improve lung function and are believed to protect against the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. And seafood is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals; making it an all-around healthy choice.
One of our favorite crustaceans, lobster is high in protein and low in fat. A 6 ounce serving provides you with 39 percent of your daily phosphorus intake, nourishing cell membranes. Also high in calcium, lobster has plenty of benefits – just go easy on the butter.
A great source of vitamins A and C, crab also includes minerals like zinc and copper and the trace element selenium. Thought to play a role in the prevention of cancer, selenium helps to repair the endocrine and immune system. Crab can be prepared in a variety of ways, making it an easy addition to any diet.
Also high in selenium, shrimp has plenty of powerful health benefits. Zinc and copper aid in the growth of healthy hair, while antioxidants like astaxanthin protect the skin against signs of aging. Filled with vitamins as well, these tiny crustaceans will make you look and feel good.
Need another reason to order seafood from Cape Porpoise Lobster Company? Our fresh seafood is shipped overnight and can be at your door tomorrow for dinner! Visit our website to pick out your favorite health conscious dish and visit Seafood Health Facts to learn more about seafood nutrition.