Cheating on your diet can bring you through a rollercoaster of emotions. At first, you feel great because of the delicious tastes. Then, soon after, you start to get down on yourself for indulging in fatty foods. But, we’ve found a solution for you; eat more crabs! The health benefits of seafood are plentiful, which means that you won’t be cheating on your diet while you’re digging into a bushel of crabs or savoring a Maryland crabcake.
Low in Calories, High in Protein
When you’re on a diet, calorie intake is crucial. But, when you’re watching how much you eat, it can seem like you are still hungry even after a meal. When eating crab meat, you won’t need to worry about excess calories or hunger pains. A 3 oz cooked piece of blue crab meat is only about 70 to 80 calories. That 3 oz piece of crab meat has about 17 grams of protein, which is around 40% of the suggested protein intake for most people. Protein helps you to feel full for longer, which means that with just a little bit of crab meat, you’ll stay feeling full for longer.
Don’t Worry about Cholesterol or Sodium
Many Americans have problems with and concerns about sodium and cholesterol. When you take in too much sodium and cholesterol, your risk of heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and high blood pressure sky-rocket. Luckily, crab meat doesn’t contain a lot of either of these quiet-killers. A 3 oz serving has 911 milligrams of sodium and 45 milligrams of cholesterol, both just small portions of the suggested intake for a day. Besides these already amazing health benefits, studies have proven that eating seafood rich in omega-3 can also help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Tips for Eating Crabs on Your Diet
Costas Inn’s menu has a variety of healthy seafood options that will keep you right on track during your diet. Add crab lumps to a salad or indulge in a delicious bowl of Maryland crab soup. We even have light fare sandwiches and subs that taste great with crab on them. Do you have leftovers after your meal? Make sure to bring your crab meat home and add it to your next lunch or dinner dish.
COME VISIT COSTAS INN!
Costas Inn has been a family owned and operated restaurant for over 40 years. We were recently voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today. You may have 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. We were also voted #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal! 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, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube!
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