Are you getting enough heart healthy, brain developing fish in your diet? If you’re not following the dietary recommended 2-3 servings of fish a week, the answer is probably not. Most Americans do not get enough fish in their diets. That’s a trend we hope changes. Costa’s Inn makes it easy, with nutritious and delicious seafood meals served seven days a week.
Americans are familiar with the idea of cutting back on many food types, but seafood is one area where you’re more than encouraged to splurge. On average, we eat about one serving of seafood a week, and that’s a generous estimate. But, the recommended serving puts seafood consumption at two to three servings a week or more. This average is especially important for children, whose developing brains are even more in need of the nutrients fish can provide.
The Benefits of Seafood
Seafood, is the general term used for shellfish and fish, is regarded to be significantly lower in calories and saturated fat than other protein sources. It is also full of a variety of nutrients including omega three, six, and nine fatty acids, vitamins b12 and D as well as zinc, iron, phosphorus, selenium, and magnesium. All of these are shown to be great for the heart and brain and especially useful for those with heart disease.
Choosing The Right Fish
All commercially sold seafood is perfectly safe to eat which means anything you can find in restaurants or grocery stores is fair game. The five most common types of fish consumed include shrimp, canned tuna, Alaskan pollock, salmon, and tilapia. Fortunately, here in Maryland, we have plenty of other options such as oysters, flounder, our famous blue crabs.
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 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!
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