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Health Benefits of Eating Crabs

Health Benefits of Eating Crabs

Crabs are better for your health than many people realize!

Crabs are a delicious seafood choice that many people enjoy by themselves during a feast or when made into cakes, salads, or other recipes. They love the activity of picking them with family and friends but don’t necessarily realize that eating crabs provides more benefits than just a treat for the taste buds. Crabs offer many health benefits, too!

Better Bones

Crab meat is high in phosphorous, which is an important mineral to the growth of bones and teeth. People who are at a high risk for osteoporosis should increase their crab intake for the calcium and phosphorous that crab meat provides.

Mental Activity

Crab meat also includes copper, vitamin B2, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids. This combination is great for cognition and nervous system activity. It also reduces inflammation and plaque in your neural pathways.

Heart Health

Speaking of omega-3 fatty acids, they are great for balancing cholesterol levels and promoting anti-inflammatory activity in the body. The correct balance will help reduce blood pressure, lower strain, and prevent the development on atherosclerosis.  

Increased Immunity

The immune system is one of the most important functions of the body at keeping you healthy. Studies have shown selenium to have a direct link to stimulating immune system activity and will act as an antioxidant. This increases your protection against chronic diseases.

Detoxing Your Body

There are many expensive products on the market that claim to provide detoxifying benefits for the body. You can skip all those by having more crab meat. The phosphorous levels will help improve kidney function, which helps release toxins from the body faster and improve metabolic efficiency.

Increased Circulation

Copper helps absorb iron in the gut, which plays a key role in producing red blood cells and boosting circulation. It helps ensure that oxygenated blood will reach all necessary parts of the full for full and efficient function.


Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.

You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for anytime eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, TwitterGoogle+Pinterest, and YouTube!

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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 699 reviews
4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
410-477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes
Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes