The Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Lobster!

Lobster is considered a luxury food, but did you know lobster also has surprising health benefits? When enjoying a serving of lobster, you can also enjoy notable health benefits. Learn more about these benefits by reading on.

Lobster at PJ Lobster House

Lobster is known for its rich flavor, dense yet tender meat, and versatility. Whether you’re eating lobster on its own or as part of a dish, it can offer incredible health benefits. Under the lobster shell is calcium, vitamin A, iron, copper, zinc, phosphorous, selenium, and B1.

Some people argue that lobster isn’t healthy for you because of its high cholesterol. A portion of lobster can contain between 150 and 200 mpgs of cholesterol, but there is a difference between good and bad cholesterol. The cholesterol in lobster is not harmful when eaten in appropriate portions, and does not outweigh the health benefits of this seafood.

Cardiovascular health is a top focus for Americans. When eating lobster, it is important to make sure you aren’t eating too much sodium with each serving. Even though lobster can contain a lot of sodium, it also has omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that can balance cholesterol levels and assist with positive heart health.

Lobster can even improve your brain power. Some of the minerals in lobster include B12 and choline, both of which are found to increase proper brain function. Choline can increase the development of your brain’s neurotransmitter and keep neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s at bay.

Help yourself to some lobster by visiting PJ Lobster House! Sit down and order a lobster dish from our seafood menu, or shop at our fish market for some lobster to take home and prepare. Our seafood is fresh and priced right, so stop by 1 North Country Road in Port Jefferson to check it out! Be sure to join us for All You Can Eat Lobster on July 4th! Reserve your claws today!