Not many people think of crab as a particularly healthy food. It’s an easy mistake to make, since so many foods that are that delicious are to be enjoyed strictly in moderation. However, our Bothell Japanese restaurant would like to assure you that you can freely partake of our crab salad, crab legs, and various other crab-related dishes without remorse.
What you need to know about crab is that it is a lean and healthy source of meat, despite its cholesterol content. A single three-ounce serving of crab can give you your full recommended dose of omega-3, which actually works to lower your cholesterol. So if you need a good source of protein but want to be careful about your fat intake, crab may be the dish for you.
Additionally, crab features a good dose of selenium. This valuable antioxidant is an important part of the enzyme systems that battle the oxidative damage done to your body’s cells. There is also some indication that a diet high in selenium may be linked to lower cancer risks, so dig into crab and enjoy a longer and healthier life!