You know what’s better than succulent, great tasting Maine lobster? How about the fact that, unlike too many other delicious foods, you can actually enjoy eating it without feeling guilty. That’s right lobster lovers, there’s no need to resist the irresistible anymore. Let’s take a look at the numerous health benefits you can get from eating lobster meat.
Lobster is a high protein food, helping the body perform the necessary functions of growth and repair while providing healthy energy. More importantly, that protein is provided with a surprisingly low amount of calories, especially when boiled. It has a bit of fat, but nothing significant enough to avoid. And the Atkins lovers will be pleased to hear that lobster is also a carb-free food. All of this spells good fortune for your waistline.
Lots of important minerals
Not only can it help to keep the pounds off, lobster meat also contains important minerals to strengthen bones. Loads of calcium and an even higher amount of phosphorous combine to help form hydroxyapatite, a crucial bone-building mineral. Meanwhile, choline and vitamin B-12 promote healthier nerve and cognitive function. Maybe that’s why all of us lobster eaters are so smart.
Omega-3 fatty acids
In addition to brain and bone structure, lobster provides the body with omega-3 fatty acids that help to prevent cardiovascular disease. Eating foods like lobster that contain omega-3’s now can help to stave off heart problems later in life. Lobster is also a good source of selenium, niacin, and vitamin E.
Use olive oil instead of butter
Of course, as with anything else, lobster is only as healthy as the way you prepare and eat it. Most people love to dip their lobster in drawn butter, but for those who really want to make it a healthy dish, consider drizzling a little bit of olive oil on it with a dash of black pepper. Likewise, if you use a little less mayo on your lobster roll, you’ll still enjoy the sweet meat of lobster while cutting back on the part that’s not as good for you. On the other hand, if lobster is an occasional treat for you, don’t be so hard on yourself when it comes to enjoying it to the fullest, however way you want it.
One thing is for sure, lobster is a great alternative to other meats, with more protein than chicken and less fat than beef. Visit Cape Porpoise Lobster Co to continue the wonderful tradition of lobster eating with pride, and spread the word about just how enjoyable healthy can be.