Summer in Maryland is the perfect time of year to enjoy the delectable fresh seafood of the area. While crab cakes and steamed crabs are synonymous with the hot and humid months, did you realize that they are actually good for you? Maryland seafood offers a comprehensive range of health benefits so that you can feel even better about feeding yourself and your family these delicious dishes. What are the health benefits of eating seafood?
Seafood Gives You Micronutrients
While all of these benefits depend on the exact type of Maryland seafood you are eating, in general, seafood is a natural source of many vitamins and minerals. Maryland seafood contains:
- B-complex vitamins like B1 and B12, that are responsible for your energy levels, metabolism, concentration, and hair and nail health
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin A, which helps to protect your eyes and increase your immune system’s strength
- Vitamin D, which allows for healthy bone growth, calcium absorption, and increases your overall immune system efficiency
Seafood Boosts Your Heart Health
Maryland seafood is incredibly nutritious thanks to omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids have been proven, in many different medical studies, to benefit heart health. They dramatically reduce the risk of cardiovascular events from affecting you, including arrhythmias, strokes, and heart attacks. While many people actually take omega-3s in capsules, most doctors recommend getting it straight from the source whenever possible.
Seafood Gives Your Brain a Boost
The same omega-3s that are great for your heart is also great for your brain. A proper intake of omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Long-term omega-3 ingestion can also help to improve cognitive function in older women and men.
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!