Feelin’ Crabby About Your Diet? Why You Should Turn to Seafood

One of the most common New Year resolutions that individuals make (and break) is to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Maintaining a healthy diet is ensuring that you are choosing ingredients that are low in fat but still can provide you with essential nutrients. Many are surprised to learn about the health benefits associated with seafood products such as Maine lobster and crab. 

Maine Lobster is typically considered a delicacy that is consumed during special occasions and the summertime. However working this tasty ingredient into everyday meals can help you maintain the balanced diet that you’re looking for. Lobster is low in fat content, high in protein, and helps promote a healthy heart due to being low in cholesterol. It has also proven to be very effective in preventing osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancers. Maine Lobster meat can be used in sandwiches, salads, and pastas to give you plenty of options for adding it into your diet.

Another ingredient that is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals is Crab. These nutrients have given Crab meat anti-cancer properties due to containing high levels of selenium; this antioxidant can lead to lower rates of cancer. Crab meat is also low in saturated fat and due to the presence of chromium, and can help increase levels of good cholesterol (HDL) in the body. Similar to other seafood, Crab is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. This has the important benefit of reducing the level of low-density lipo-proteins and tri-glycerides in the body, which can choke up the artery walls.

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the food that you are consuming. It just takes a little creativity and the right ingredients to make healthy meals that are both tasty and nutritious.