We live in tumultuous times in a COVID-19 world where personal health and safety is on the forefront of everyone’s mind. In a world where we have to wear masks everywhere we go, socially distance from each other and remove all gatherings from our lifestyle, people are always looking for additional ways to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. The Crab Shack in Crofton and Edgewater takes the health and safety of their guests and staff very seriously. Our staff wears masks and gloves, guests are asked to wear masks when they are not eating, and the restaurant is only open to serve a fraction of its normal capacity. It is this safe dining experience itself than can keep you healthy as the famous local seafood that The Crab House serves is known to help boost the immune system.
Shellfish specifically are a large source of the vitamins and nutrients needed to support a healthy immune system. Shellfish are sea life that have a shell skeleton or a shell, and they are separated into two categories, mollusks and crustaceans, both of which are featured prominently at The Crab Shack in Edgewater and Crofton. Crustaceans are known for an exterior, armor-like shell skeleton, and include shrimp, crawfish, lobster, and crabs. The most popular mollusks for consumption are bivalves, meaning their shell consists of two parts, such as clams, scallops, mussels, and oysters. The rich vitamin content in shellfish is what give your immune system the boost it needs to stave of sickness and infection. Shellfish provide high levels of Vitamins B-12, B3, B6, and A, as well as other vitamins. Vitamin B-12 helps your body fight cancer growth, and ensures cell behavior that is healthy for you. It is the source of hemoglobin, which is the chemical that leads to healthy blood cell functions. Shellfish are also good sources of zinc, iron, and copper. Zinc is essential for your body as it helps to heal wounds while iron helps prevent anemia. Copper, on the other hand, is needed for a better immune system and also as a source of energy. Your body needs small amounts of these vitamins and minerals to promote a healthy immune system, so it is important to keep a healthy dose of shellfish in your diet, and The Crab Shack in Edgewater and Crofton is the perfect place to get the vitamins you need to keep yourself healthy through these uncertain times.
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