Eat More Lobster: Health Benefits of Lobster

Growing up outside of Boston, I have always loved lobster! This season I have been to two weddings in Maine which both served lobster for the rehearsal dinner. So Lobster has been on my mind.

Maine-lobster-boil 

History

Lobster has been many different things for americans. In the 18th and 19th century it was food for servants and prisoners. Throughout new England many states still have a law that says you cannot serve lobster to prisoners more than twice a week. It wasn’t until the 20th century when a chef in New York City tried lobster and brought it to his restaurant that it became a delicacy. Now lobster is a crazy delicacy and can cost 40+$ on a menu. Every flight from Boston to LA is loaded with Maine lobster. We will do anything to get our Maine Lobster all over the US.

Health Benefits 

What I never considered was the health benefits of lobster. When given a reason to eat more lobster I will take it! So here is what I found:

  • Lobster is low in fat content and high in protein. A great source of protein for athletes.
  • Lobsters are low in cholesterol, and help in maintaining triglyceride levels.
  • Lobsters are a good source of omega 3-fatty acids that help the heart and brain stay healthy!
  • Zinc is found in lobsters and helps to boost the immune system and heal body tissue
  • Phosphorous is found in abundance in lobster and helps teeth, bones and boosts the metabolism.
  • Lobsters are a great source of vitamin B12
  • Lobster also has a trace of selenium which is good for the thyroid gland

Obviously it is much healthier when eaten without loads of butter or dairy so try it with spices.

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