Whether you’re looking to get out of a winter cooking rut, eat healthier in the new year, or you’re just in the mood for something different, you should be enjoying more seafood this winter! While it’s well-known that seafood is good for you, many of us tend to forget about seafood dishes during the cold winters. But there are actually many ways to enjoy fish, shellfish, and plenty of maritime cuisines that will warm you up and provide all the benefits of seafood, even in the cold. Here are just three reasons you should enjoy more seafood this winter.
Seafood is Brainfood
Seafood is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. This healthy fat is great for you, and it’s great brainfood. Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with improved memory, so enjoying more seafood this winter can help you handle any exams or big projects coming your way.
Seafood Has Many Health Benefits
Since seafood is such a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, fatty fish is something of a superfood for heart health. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in American adults, so take care of your heart this winter by eating more seafood. Fatty fish can reduce your risk of heart disease and promote better health. For all its health benefits, seafood should be enjoyed all year round, not just in the summertime. If your new year’s resolution involved getting healthier, eating more seafood is a great start!
Seafood Contains Vitamin D
Finally, seafood is the best dietary source of vitamin D. With many Americans falling short of their recommended vitamin D exposure; seafood is a great way to stay on top of your nutritional needs. In the winter, you may suffer from a vitamin D deficiency since the days are shorter and the weather can be harsh. But getting your vitamin D by enjoying seafood this winter can help you stay healthier and even improve your mood. Getting your recommended vitamin D can even help you sleep better, so try some seafood this winter in order to get a better night’s sleep!
YOUR WINTER 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!