Seafood is delicious, and that’s reason enough to add more of it to your regular diet. But there are even more reasons why you should eat more seafood that have benefits for your health and wellbeing. Check out these three reasons why seafood should be part of your diet.
Good for the Heart
Eating more fish on a regular basis is a great (and delicious) way to protect and strengthen your heart health. Fish features a lot of omega 3-fatty acids which are great for the heart. They help slow the formation of plaque which can clog the arteries. Start by introducing more fish in about two more meals than usual. You could even consider substituting some of the beef or other proteins that you usually consume with fish.
Great for the Brain
Those omega-3 fatty acids that are so beneficial for the heart are also great for promoting healthy brain development. One type of omega-3 fatty acids, in particular, is called DHA, which is associated with proper eye and brain development in babies. While pregnant women are told not to consume raw fish, having about three servings per week of cooked seafood is a great addition to your diet.
Excellent for Your Mood
You’d be surprised by how direct the correlation is between the food that you eat on a regular basis and your overall mood. Adding more seafood to your diet is a great way to boost your mood. Switching your normal routine in the kitchen can act as a pick-me-up, and the fatty acid known as EPA has been linked to reductions in depression and anxiety.
YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION
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 any time 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!