Lobster is an indulgent, delicious meal that we should only have once in a while, right? Actually, recent studies have shown that there are a lot of healthy nutrients found in lobster, and if you eat it the right way – sorry to say that means not dunked in ounces of drawn butter – it could actually be really good for you.
If you’re lacking protein in your diet, lobster is a great option to keep on the dinner rotation since it’s packed with lean protein, says Livestrong.com. The protein in lobster is also packed with amino acids – small compounds that help keep your cells and tissues healthy, plus protein also supports healthy bones and blood. Many foods that are packed with proteins are also packed with saturated fat, but a 6-ounce serving of lobster contains only about 1 percent of your daily fat allowance.
Lobster is also full of good-for-you vitamins and minerals that promote health all throughout your body. In a small serving of lobster, you’ll get tons of phosphorus and about 14 percent of your daily calcium intake. Calcium is good for the bones and nerves, and phosphorus helps keep your cell membranes healthy.
You’ll also get tons of B-12 and choline from a serving of healthy lobster. Both of these vitamins promote healthy cells in your brain and nerves, helping to keep your central nervous system firing on all cylinders. B-12 also boosts red blood cell production.
As you can see, there are tons of healthy benefits you can enjoy besides the great taste and flavor of a nice lobster dinner. One big caveat, though – as we said before, you have to be careful about how the lobster is cooked. Even though lobster meat is full of all kinds of vitamins and minerals, things like lobster rolls are packed with fat, and that cup of dipping butter will do your arteries no favors.
So the bottom line is that there are tons of benefits to be had from adding a bit of healthy, steamed lobster to your diet! If you’re ready to try some lobster recipes, we’ve got you covered. From whole lobsters to lobster tails, Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. has some of the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted! Order yours online or by phone at 800-967-4268.