With the winter waning away, many of us are starting back on our healthy eating kicks. Swimsuit season is beginning to loom in our minds, and while we’re with the every body is a bikini body movement, there’s still something to be said for healthier, lighter eating once the temperature starts to rise. Seafood is a great way to add nutrients and protein to your diet without the heaviness of other meats. This spring, we’re particularly fond of oysters because of their many benefits. At Costas Inn, we pride ourselves on always having the freshest, most delicious seafood in the Baltimore area. If you’re ready to add a briny dose of healthy eating to your day, make dinner reservations with us!
Full of Nutrients
One of the many reasons we love oysters is that they are chock full of vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to stay healthy and function well. They contain a ton of zinc, for instance, which is critical for the immune system, growth, and healing. They’re also high in vitamins A, E, C, B12, as well as calcium, iron, and selenium. Additionally, they’re full of omega-3 fatty acids which are critical for heart health and can help control blood pressure and decrease your risk of stroke and heart attack.
Help With Weight Control
Thanks to being full of protein, having a deceptively large shell, and being full of briny flavor, oysters often help you to feel fuller longer after eating less. Plus, savory flavors tend to help the body think it is full, and oysters more than meet this requirement; in fact, a study conducted by the University of Washington recently found that oysters can also have a positive effect on lowering cholesterol, which means you can add them to your list of superfoods.
Did you know that not all fish is created equal when it comes to its environmental impact? Some are caught or farmed in ways that encourage harm rather than help. Oysters, on the other hand, are one of the best choices when it comes to seafood because they are farmed or harvested in low impact ways. This means you can enjoy your oysters without having to worry about what kind of harm you might be doing to our beloved bay!
QUESTIONS? COSTAS INN IS HERE TO HELP
If you still need more help planning your seafood party, Costas Inn is here to help you. We have been a Baltimore staple since 1971. Our trained professionals know all things seafood, both local and foreign. You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!