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By making shellfish, such as clams, crab, lobster, mussels, and oyster a regular feature in your diet, you may receive several important health benefits. In addition to Omega-3 fatty acids, shellfish are also rich in micronutrients, such as iron, magnesium, vitamin B-12, and zinc. Thus, shellfish may be beneficial for your brain, heart, immune system, and weight as discussed below.
Research has determined that inadequate levels of Omega-3 and vitamin B-12 in the blood indicate a higher risk for issues related to a child’s brain development and an adult’s healthy brain function.
According to studies, the presence of both Omega-3 and vitamin B-12 results in enhancing the activities of each other, promoting brain health.
Filled with nutrients promoting a healthier heart, shellfish contain Omega-3 and vitamin B-12. Nutritional research has found that eating fish and shellfish reduces the risk of heart disease because they contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which fight inflammation.
Sustained levels of inflammation can lead to arterial plaque formation. Loosened plaque in arteries can trigger blood clots, which is the main cause of heart attacks and strokes. Insufficient vitamin B-12 has been connected to higher levels of the protein homocysteine, which can raise the risk of heart disease.
Some shellfish are rich in zinc, a mineral that boosts immunity. Zinc is required for the development of cells in your body that are needed for immune defense.
Acting also as an antioxidant, zinc also helps protect us from the damage caused by inflammation. Studies have discovered that there was a correlation between zinc deficiency and the reduced activity of particular immune cells.
If you are working on reducing your weight, adding shellfish to your diet may be very helpful. Rich in lean protein and healthy fats, while being low in calories, shellfish is a great food for people who need to lose weight.
Helping you feel full and satisfied longer after a meal, shellfish rich in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids helps dieters reduce their feelings of hunger. This helps to prevent excessive eating and calories that lead to your body storing fat.
Lovers of fat, juicy crab, and amazing seafood don’t have to drive to Baltimore, Ocean City, Hooper’s Island, or Annapolis anymore. Stay close to home and enjoy wonderful deliciousness all year round at our two new locations in Maryland!
Our Crofton branch can accommodate a large party group, so if you are interested in reserving tables, please call (443) 302-2680.