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Filled with protein, eating crab can help maintain and build your muscles. In addition, crab meat is known to contain Omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, and vitamin B-12 in high levels. Its nutrients can contribute to the improvement of your health in general terms while aiding in the prevention of various chronic conditions.
Although crab has similar nutrients as other types of common seafood, its meat contains less mercury than fish such as grouper, marlin, swordfish, and tuna. The following lists nutrients found in crab meat:
- Vitamin B-12
Cooked crab contains the following in a one-cup serving:
- 97 calories
- 21 grams of protein
- Less than 1 gram of fat
- Zero grams of carbohydrates
- Zero grams of fiber
- Zero grams of sugar
Key Health Benefits
Eating the Omega-3 fatty acids found in crab meat helps improve heart health. They aid in lowering triglycerides, reducing blood clotting, and decreasing the probability that you will have an irregular heartbeat.
As mentioned above, crab meat contains folate and vitamin B-12, which decrease the risk of anemia resulting from vitamin deficiency. This is a condition where an individual has insufficient healthy red blood cells, resulting in feelings of weakness and fatigue.
Studies have found that eating seafood weekly will lessen the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia. This has been attributed to the Omega-3 fatty acids found in high levels in seafood.
Although crab contains less mercury than most seafood, attention should be paid to how it is caught and cooked. In addition, high levels of cadmium, which can be toxic, has been found in brown crab meat. There can also be up to 237 milligrams of salt contained in a 3-ounce portion of crab.
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