3 Reasons Why Lobster Dinners Could Boost Your Health

Posted on: 26 January 2016

Going for a lobster dinner at a fine dining seafood restaurant like Maisie's Seafood & Steakhouse isn't something that most people on regular incomes can make a habit out of. But when you do splurge and tuck into that white tender flesh, it's important to remind yourself that the occasional lobster treat is actually great for your body. Although lobster is best known as a pricey menu item, this shellfish also offers valuable health benefits to lobster lovers. Here's why there's no need to feel guilty about indulging.

Perfect for a low cholesterol diet. When you have to stick to a low fat diet because of concerns over cholesterol, you probably head right for a chicken breast. But putting it bluntly—chicken breasts have no flavour whatsoever. Lobster flesh, on the other hand, is packed full of the taste of the ocean, and it contains less cholesterol than chicken. Of course, where people might trip up is by dipping those lobster claws into hot garlic butter, which is not such a bright idea if you are trying to limit your fat intake. Forget low carb and get yourself on the lobster diet asap.

A wonderful Vitamin E boost. Arthritis is something that affects a huge number of Australians—in fact, 18% of the population have fallen victim to this condition that affects joints and mobility. To make sure that you don't add to that scary statistic, a regular lobster dinner could help you out. This is because lobster is rich in Vitamin E. This vitamin has protective capacities for knee osteoarthritis in particular.

And it's good for your brain too. As well as offering physical benefits, lobster could also assist the way your brain functions. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in high quantities in lobster, and these fatty acids can improve brain function by enhancing learning and memory power. And that's a great reason to make sure there is room at your dinner table for your kids so they can enjoy the taste and all the benefits of lobster too. As well as improving brain function, Omega-3 fatty acids are also very useful for regulating moods and emotions.  

And, of course, being an animal, lobster is also rich in protein so it helps to aid with growth and repair—perfect for growing teenagers or people trying to grow their muscles with intensive workouts and protein-filled diets. Enjoy your delicious lobster dinners, and stay healthy!