Why You Should Add Crab Meat To Your 2015 Diet Plan

Crab Cake Sandwich

Crab Cake Sandwich

The New Year is almost here. Looking back on 2014, it is a bit insane how quickly this year has passed. At the beginning, we all had New Year’s resolutions. The majority of people put losing weight or adopting a healthier lifestyle as their number one goal to achieve for the New Year. However, many do not actually follow through with it. It could be that you did not have enough time to prepare a healthier meal or the cost became too much to maintain this new lifestyle. Whatever the case may be, we have a solution that is simple and affordable to add into this year’s 2015 diet plan. Add more crab meat into your diet to help you accomplish this year’s new years resolution of being healthier!

            This great tasting juicy white meat found in soft shell crab is an excellent option to have since it is a lean source of protein that is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Today, Crab Corner Maryland Seafood House, the best seafood in Las Vegas, is going to share with you why you should add more crab meat to your diet.

Protein

            Between 16 to 20 grams of protein is found in three ounces of crab meat. For women, the recommended amount to have is around 46 grams, while men need around 56 grams a day. For those who are working out or are pregnant, they may need more. Protein helps your muscles, bones, and the rest of your body function properly. Pick crab meat as one of the proteins you will eat throughout the week since it is essential to a healthy diet.

Vitamins and Minerals  

            Who would have ever thought something so delicious could be so healthy for you? Crab meat is rich in vitamin B-12, which helps the body convert food into valuable energy, assists nerve cell functions, and regulates red blood cell development. At the Crab Corner, they offer Alaskan king crab, queen and Dungeness crab; both provide more than 150 percent of the recommended daily amount (RDA) of this nutrient. It also provides 20 percent of the RDA for phosphorus and 40 percent of the trace mineral selenium. Phosphorus is essential to strong bones, while selenium is an antioxidant that helps with immunity and thyroid functions. Along with other nutrients, it makes sense why crab meat is a great addition to have to your 2015 Diet Plan.

Assist in Weight Management

            The key to losing weight is to consume fewer calories and exercise. Crab meat is a delicious protein that is affordable to have in your diet. It is low in calories and fat, containing around 85 to 95 calories and 1 gram of fat per 3-ounce serving. However, do not add butter or a lot of seasoning to it because this will turn this lean protein into an unhealthy choice. So be mindful of how you prepare it. Opt to add the meat to a fresh salad or add it to tacos and throw some chili powder on it. There are plenty of healthy ways to prepare crab that is flavorful.

Get Started Today  

If you want to get the best crab cakes in Las Vegas, go to the Crab Corner. With two locations in town, they offer fresh crab at a reasonable price. With daily specials and quality food, it is a great place for everyone to enjoy! Check out our Menu!

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