Is there anything more Maryland than a pile of steaming hot crabs? These local shellfish might be tasty, but did you know they’re healthy too? As long as you’re getting your crabs from a trustworthy, local source (like Costas Inn), you can enjoy your crab feast knowing that what you’re chowing down on is good and good for you.
Shellfish as a whole is an excellent source of protein, but for those with diabetes, these benefits are even stronger. Shellfish is high in chromium, an ingredient that helps insulin metabolize sugars better. This reaction causes the glucose levels in the body to lower, which makes shellfish a great addition to any diet.
While the effects of antioxidants for cancer prevention are still under study, antioxidants are generally considered to be good for the body. Shellfish, particularly crab, are high in selenium which is regarded as an antioxidant. In some studies, those who have higher levels of selenium in their blood were less likely to develop cancer.
Get Your Good Cholesterol In
Crab meat may be low in saturated fat, but the high levels of chromium mean that it helps to increase the levels of HDL or good cholesterol. Good cholesterol helps reduce your risk of strokes, coronary issues, and circulatory heart disease. Not to mention, crab meat also contains sterol, which restricts the absorption of any other cholesterol you might eat during the meal.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Like most fish and all shellfish, crab is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which are amazing for your body. Omega 3’s help to keep blood flowing smoothly and can help with the reduction of triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins, which can stick to the linings of the arteries and cause blockages.
YOUR SUMMER 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!