There are all sorts of health benefits that come with consuming various types of seafood. Not just reserved for summertime feasts, crabs and fish make excellent meal choices year-round. Full of vitamins and minerals, many people may be surprised by how beneficial seafood can be to their diet!
Facts About Nutrition
When it comes to healthy eating, many people are looking for options that are low in calories and cholesterol but high in other health benefits. Seafood answers that question by withholding calories and being an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Just a three-ounce serving of fish offers up to 40 percent of the daily recommended amount of protein. You’ll also find seafood to be an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins D, A, zinc, and iron. Do your research about the specific benefits of the different fish categories, including shellfish like crabs, white fish like cod, and oily fish like salmon or trout.
Working along these nutritional benefits of seafood are the positive effects they have on your body. The health facts of seafood include helping reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and improving circulation. The vitamins and minerals found in fish contribute to the development of muscles, vision, and nerve growth. Specifically, vitamin D is essential for healthy bone development while zinc plays an integral role in boosting the immune system.
Seafood always needs to be handled and prepared with care. There is a risk of being exposed to food poisoning which can cause nausea, muscle weakness, vomiting, and dizziness among other symptoms. Ensure that the fish is fresh and has been stored at optimal temperature, below 40 degrees. If you don’t intend to eat your seafood within one to two days, keep it frozen until you are ready to prepare and serve it. Also, remember that balance is key when adding seafood to your regular diet.
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 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!