When going through the PS1000 diet, there are many different proteins to choose from. Why not look into consuming more crab in your diet? This summer loving protein has many different health benefits that will leave you feeling full, refreshed, and still on track with your diet! There is always buzz about consuming fish at least a few times a week to ensure you are getting those healthy omega 3’s but why do we constantly forget about the shellfish? The benefits are too good to pass up, so check them out below.
Crab Contains Healthy Omega 3’s
If you are worried you will forego your omega 3’s when opting for crab instead of that fish, think again! There is an abundance of healthy omega 3 polyunsaturated acids that you will reap the benefits from. The protein from crab meat is a very high quality because it is straight meat, and very little fat.
Crab Is Rich With Vitamins and Minerals
There is no shortage of vitamins and minerals when it comes to the breakdown in nutritional value of crab. According to Salcombe, crab is loaded with selenium, vitamin B2, copper, and phosphorus. “Crab meat contains nearly 30 times the copper found in cod and 56 times that found in salmon, chicken and beef.” (1). Vitamin B2 is essential, because it encourages the healthy production of steroids and red blood cells which protects your organs. Finally, selenium plays a major role in protecting the body’s immune system!
It Tastes Good and Is A Popular Menu Item
There is no doubt crab is a little more spendy and tasty, but its benefits are worth the extra dollars. Organic facts said that crab has to the ability to, “increase cognition, protect the heart, reduce inflammation, strengthen bones, boost the immune system, stimulate circulation, and detoxify the body.” (2). There are also a number of other benefits other than tasting good that crab possesses, such a healthy supply of good fats for better brain health, and a healthy supply of vitamins and minerals.
To Wrap Up
While there are more benefits than declines, do be mindful that crab contains higher levels of sodium and cholesterol. Always talk to your doctor if you suffer from heart conditions, as eating too much crab may do more harm than good! It is safe to eat, and it is a great source of protein but overdoing it on any food item is never good! Freshly caught is the best route to go, so if you have access to the beautiful coast don’t turn down a fresh crab leg dinner! A new and delicious recipe on the blog is Crab Salad Cups, and they won’t disappoint!