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LobsterEating a boiled lobster can be beneficial in many ways. Experts have indicated the importance of its inclusion into daily meal because of the nutrition it brings, reports Sade Oguntola.

Lobster is one of the most popular and common seafood mostly found in restaurants mixed with delicious sauces that are known. However, just a few of people know the health benefits of eating lobster sea-foods despite many studies proving that there are really various health benefits of fish oil, lobsters, crabs and other sea-foods for the body’s health.

Lobsters are marine crustaceans almost similar to shrimps in figure. However, lobsters have harder shells and larger bodies. These nutritious marine species are abundant sources of essential vitamins, minerals and high quality protein.

It contains vitamin A which is good for the eyes, B vitamins which are important for healthy skin, nervous system functioning, and healthy blood, vitamin D which works with calcium to promote strong bones, and vitamin E which is an antioxidant.

Lobster is also rich in minerals such as selenium which helps to boost the immune system, the body’s defense against disease-causing organisms. Selenium helps to promote a healthy thyroid as well. Other minerals supplied by lobster include phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and copper which help to promote strong, healthy bones and muscles as well as iron, zinc, and manganese. Iodine supplied by lobsters helps to prevent goiters and promote functioning of the thyroid gland.

A 100 gramme serving of boiled lobster contains 98 calories, 72 mg of cholesterol, and .6 mg of fat. By comparison, a 100 gram serving of skinless, roasted chicken breast contains 165 calories, 85 mg of cholesterol, and 3.6 mg of fat. A similar portion of lean beef contains 216 calories, 86 mg of cholesterol, and 9.9 mg of fat. A poached egg contains 149 calories, 423 mg of cholesterol, and 10 mg of fat.

Results of a 2009 study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry article showed that the muscle of lobster contained less cholesterol than crab, crayfish, or shrimp, making lobster a good addition to a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet.

Different from other kinds of meat, consumption of lobster is perfect for individuals on a limited or no carbohydrate diet. Here are benefits of lobster intake.
Lobster Heights Sensitivity Drug Sex

The reputation of lobster as an aphrodisiac probably lies in its ability to boost the overall health of the human body, including its sexual health. Lobsters are particularly rich source of nutrients like proteins, various groups of vitamins and minerals, all of which are necessary for the optimum functioning of the sexual organs.

More importantly protein has been shown to naturally boost levels of dopamine and norepinephrine, two chemicals in the brain that heighten sensitivity during sex.

Lobsters, like many other edible marine creatures as oysters are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as zinc which is beneficial for boosting the male libido and enhancing sexual performance in men. Also, lobster contains trace amounts of selenium which is known to aid sperm mobility and motility. Nearly 50 per cent of all selenium in a man is found in the testes and seminal ducts. This makes intake of adequate selenium important for healthy sex life.
Maintains a Healthy Heart

Lobsters are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which are known to give benefits for the maintenance of a healthy heart. This is one of the best health benefits of including lobsters in the diet. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce inflammation and triglycerides and blood pressure, all of which are known risk factors for many heart related diseases such as heart attack and stroke.

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the fatty acids found in fish and shellfish may help to promote brain health. It’s also high in potassium, which helps regulate heartbeat and maintain healthy blood pressure.

Supports Cholesterol Control
Many people are familiar with seeing taurine listed on food labels because it has been added to many sports beverages. Another benefit identified in a study was that lobsters are a good source of taurine, which plays an important role in the function of skeletal muscle, in anti-oxidation, and in reducing cholesterol absorption.

Boosts Immune System
Like oranges, lobsters have high in selenium content that increase the body’s immune system. The immune system is very important for the prevention of different diseases.

Supports Healthy Bones
Sea-foods such as lobster are rich in copper which is essential for the development of bone tissues. This seafood could prevent bone related diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and others. Other minerals supplied by lobster include phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and copper which help to promote strong, healthy bones and muscles as well as slow down bone loss in women.

Prevents Goitre Disease
Consuming lobsters and other sea-foods are beneficial for people who want to prevent goitres and promote functioning of the thyroid gland because of its richness in iodine. Goitre is a health condition which is caused by lack of iodine in the body. In addition, it contains selenium which helps to promote a healthy thyroid as well.

Prevents Anaemia
A lobster has copper in large quantities. Copper helps produce and store iron in your body. It prevents anaemia due to copper deficiency.
Supports Good Eye Sight

Vitamin A is known to be good for the eyesight and can even prevent cataracts. Boiled lobster is a good source of vitamin A and studies have reported that women getting good levels of vitamin A have a lower risk for contracting breast cancer.

Last modified on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 12:35

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