shrimp-400570_1920It’s a new year, and it’s time to make a change in your life that is going to significantly increase your well being. Research suggests that having at least one portion of fresh seafood a week is enough to cut your risk of a heart attack by 50 percent. That’s a dramatic difference and one that you can implement in your own life starting today by simply nourishing your body with the best Orlando seafood, available at Lombardi’s.

Just as there are many types of seafood, there are many types of benefits. We’ll break down what foods can bring your health up to speed.

  • Shrimp & Prawn – These small creatures pack a mighty punch of vitamin B12, which helps your cells grow well and can also improve your immune system and thyroid gland function.
  • Oysters & Mussels – They’re high in Omega-3 fatty acids and low in cholesterol. Oysters are full of zinc, which can improve reproductive and sexual health, whereas mussels help ease nerve damage, confusion, and tiredness due to their high levels of folic acid.
  • Crab & Lobster – Although crab is high in cholesterol, and those with cholesterol issues should consume it infrequently, there are a lot of benefits to it. It has a lot of protein, omega-3s, and trace elements of calcium, copper, zinc, and other minerals. Lobster contains a lot of iodine, selenium, and B vitamins while having less cholesterol than beef, pork, and crustaceans like shrimp.
  • Scallops & Clams – These mollusks are high in protein, omega-3, B Vitamin, magnesium, and potassium, all while having nearly no saturated fat or calories. Clams are rich in protein and have a lot of zinc, which can improve your skin and immune system. They also have retinol, which is vitamin A that can help your eyes.

Why not try adding seafood to your current diet? It’s healthier than red meats while providing even more benefits. It just makes sense. If you have questions about where to start, come visit us at our location on West Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park, and one of our knowledgeable staff members would be glad to help you find the best Orlando seafood.