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3 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Crawfish at A Gulf Shores Restaurant

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Whether you call them crawfish, crayfish, crawdads, freshwater lobster, or mudbugs, everyone who enjoys it will rejoice when they find out that this freshwater crustacean with a close resemblance to a lobster provides some very important health benefits.

It doesn’t matter if they are served up in a gumbo, a stew, a bake, or you eat their tails, alone, in a spicy dish, these three healthy facts will encourage you to eat more crawfish when visiting Gulf Shore restaurants.

Crawfish Are Good for Your Liver, Eyes, and Skin

The spread of B vitamins inside of crawfish that include, B-12, niacin, folate, riboflavin, thiamine, and B-6, provide multiple health benefits. A few of these are protection for your liver, eyes, and healthy skin, but these vitamins also help your nerve system to function optimally, increase your energy levels, keep your blood healthy, reduce stroke, and much more.

Reasons to Eat More Crawfish

Crawfish Are High In Protein and Low in Fat

Not only are crawfish low in fat, altogether, but they contain very low amounts of saturated fat, which is one of the unhealthy fats you want to avoid in your diet, whenever you can. A 5 ounce serving of crawfish contains close to an astounding 25g of protein making them an amazing source. When combined with their low calorie content, crawfish can be a good food for those looking to lose weight and gain muscle mass.

Crawfish Contains Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, and Phosphorus

Iron is an excellent blood builder and helps moves oxygen throughout the body. It also prevents anemia, fatigue, and can improve brain function. When combined, zinc and magnesium can help improve the nervous system, maintain healthy bones, improve metabolism, and improve sexual health in men.

Phosphorus helps to detox the body and improve kidney function, improves digestion, helps maintain dental health, is needed for cognitive function, is crucial for growth and development, and can help prevent age-related neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

If you’re looking to improve your health and sample some of the best crawfish dishes in the world, you might want to visit a Gulf Shore restaurant next time you’re in Alabama. You will surely not be disappointed, and your taste buds will thank you.

How Nutritious Is Crawfish?, healthyeating.sfgate.com
Boiled Crawfish Nutritional Information, livestrong.com
The Health Benefits of Zinc and Magnesium, myvitamins.com