Do you have a favorite type of fish that you like to eat? Or maybe even love attending crab feasts over the summer? In addition to how delicious these dishes are, there are also many other benefits to adding seafood to your daily diet.
The sun is an excellent source of vitamin D, but seafood is another excellent source if you can’t get outside as often as you’d like. Adding more seafood to your diet will add the necessary vitamin D for your body, as studies have shown that more than 40 percent of the US population is vitamin D deficient. Of all the possible sources of vitamin D, seafood is the best way to introduce it to your diet.
Enhanced Brain Power
Have you heard any rumors about seafood being a great way to increase your memory? Well, there is a lot of truth to that saying because seafood also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which help improve your brain’s memory and performance, in addition to other cognitive and behavioral functions.
Replacing the beef in your diet with seafood helps lower the number of greenhouse emissions in the atmosphere. The beef industry has an incredibly high carbon footprint, much higher than the seafood industry. Also, sustainably and responsibly sourced seafood take measures not to deplete the world’s populations of various fish species.
Good for the Heart
Seafood isn’t just good for the taste buds, but it’s great for your heart as well. Increasing the amount of seafood in one’s diet has been known to decrease the risks of heart diseases in American adults. Some studies have even shown fish to reduce the chances of heart-related death by up to 36 percent.
Improved Sleep Quality
Many people have a hard time falling and staying asleep. Increasing the amount of fish and seafood in your diet has been shown to improve the sleep quality of middle-aged adults. A six-month sleep study found that the combination of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids were contributing factors.
YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION THIS SUMMER
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, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube!