Five Surprising Benefits of Eating Lobster
Lobster is probably the favorite crustacean, or marine animal, with a shell. It is often considered a luxury in many countries and is exported worldwide, but it is probably best loved in the United States. Lobster lovers may not realize there are clear health benefits when they enjoy their favorite lobster dinner. Let’s review them.
Unless you are very sensitive to sodium or cholesterol levels, which can be high in lobster, there are also beneficial fats which can help prevent atherosclerosis. There are high quantities of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are beneficial.
The omega-3 fatty acids found in lobster can help reduce cholesterol levels, but they also help produce prostaglandins which help protect your body. These lipids can help reduce arthritis and help your heart and circulatory systems. If you have any heart disease check with your doctor first, otherwise enjoy!
Cognition is broadly defined as good mental function, and lobster is a great choice to support it. There are a variety of vitamins and minerals in lobster including the valuable vitamin B12 which helps maintain nerves and the overall nervous system and brain. Lobster also contains choline which helps develop neurotransmitters which improves the function of the brain. Evidence shows these benefits can be a factor in protecting you from degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.
Lobster contains a high level of protein which is known to improve energy and muscle maintenance. Unused energy from protein is stored by the body for future use, providing greater energy and stamina.
Cellular Growth and Repair
Another function of protein is to provide building blocks for cellular repair and growth. Lobster is as noted a great source of protein and will help repair damaged cells, make bones stronger, and keep internal organs operating properly.
Lobster is a great source of calcium and phosphorus, both important minerals for bone growth and health. Healthy bones are less susceptible to osteoporosis and other factors that cause weak or brittle bones as people age.
Come to PJ Lobster House in Port Jefferson and enjoy our Thursday Lobster Fest or any other daily specials. We have been located in a renovated gas station and repair shop since 1995, and you can be assured of fresh seafood with every visit. See you soon!