Reaping the Health Benefits of Lobster

healthy lobster saladA decadent and delicious dinner food, lobster is not often considered when you are looking for a healthy meal to serve. But it isn’t the crustacean itself that is unhealthy. Instead, it is the way it is often prepared – dipped in butter and topped with salt – that should be avoided when you are looking to cook a health-conscious seafood dinner.

Vitamins

Rich in B vitamins and the powerful antioxidant Vitamin E, eating lobster can help to maintain your red blood cell count and healthy skin. B vitamins also play a strong role in the functioning of the neurological and metabolic systems while Vitamin E helps to strengthen cell membranes.

Minerals

Phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and zinc can all be found in lobster, helping this mineral-rich crustacean to boost your energy and strengthen your bones. These minerals aid both the mind and body, boosting brain activity, reducing joint pain and supporting the immune system.

Protein

Low in fat and void of carbohydrates, one serving of lobster provides 28 grams of protein. An important component of strong bones and muscles, protein is not stored in the body, making it important to include in your daily diet.

Recipes

Whether boiled, steamed or grilled, there are plenty of ways you can prepare your lobster to enjoy a flavorful and nutritious meal. From lobster, avocado and feta salad to healthy lobster rolls, Boston Magazine has an incredible list of recipe ideas to try in place of the traditional steamed lobster with butter.

Once you choose a recipe to try, visit Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. online or call us at 1-800-967-4268 to purchase your fresh Maine lobsters. Shipped directly from Cape Porpoise, Maine, next day shipping is included with each order, which means lobster is on the menu as early as tomorrow!

Sources: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/lobster-healthy-food-4049.html

http://nutrition.indobase.com/articles/lobster-nutrition.php

Written by Cape Porpoise Lobster Co.

Cape Porpoise Lobster Co.

When put quite simply: Cape Porpoise Lobster Company is the best of the best when it comes to quality seafood. In picturesque Cape Porpoise, Maine, in the village of Kennebunkport lies Cape Porpoise Pier. The Pier is an active fishing port; our people can be found right in the middle of all of this activity. It is in this port where we buy our lobsters, shrimp, mussels, and other fresh seafood–directly from the fishermen at the pier.

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