Featured Food: Crab

Maybe it’s all this winter sunshine in Indiana that has me thinking of the beach today, but the featured food is crab. These decapods (10 leg) crustaceans offer us not only yummy goodness, but pack a nutritional punch, as well (and not just in its decadent legs either). Crabs provide not only an assortment of vitamins and minerals, but are a great source of protein. Obviously since it comes from the sea, it is a great source of omega-3. Click the link for more info, but if you recall most Americans get more Omega-6 (found in processed foods and rancid vegetable oils) than omega-3. Other goodness hiding under this shell includes:

  • Quality protein and amino acids (strong muscles)
  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Phosphorus
  • Iron (remember Monday’s post)
  • Chromium, which helps insulin metabolism making it blood glucose friendly
  • The antioxidant selenium
  • Good source of cholesterol
  • Low in calories
  • B6
  • Folate for the nervous system
  • Low in mercury
  • The viscera and yellow ‘butter’ is where all the fat-soluble are (A and D)
  • B12
  • Women inFiji believed it helped to-be mothers for reproduction and enabled them to produce healthy/robust children

 What’s great is that you can find an assortment of grabs, although, blue and Dungeness are rather popular. Add to this that you can use them a variety of dishes from salads to soups to pate to starters and main courses that you can bake, broil, sauté or deep fry. Its sweet, its succulent, its nutritionally good. For more on our fat-burner weight-loss programs check out our website at bodychange.net.

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