Lobster is a type of shellfish usually prepared by boiling or steaming. Lobster contains many nutrients, good for health, nervous system and strong bones.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, one cup of cooked lobster weighing approximately 145 grams (g) contains: 129 calories, 1.25 g fat, 0 g carbohydrates, 27.55 grams of protein.
Lobster also contains a good amount of copper, selenium, also contains zinc, phosphorus, vitamin B12, magnesium, vitamin E and small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Although lobster’s overall fat content is high, lobster is not a significant source of saturated fat.
Lobster is also a source of choline, which is a nutrient that increases your neurotransmitter production. All of these important vitamins will increase brain function and efficiency and may even protect against the effects of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
A 168-gram serving of lobster contains 274 milligrams of phosphorus and 140 milligrams of calcium, providing more than 39% of the daily phosphorus requirement and 14% of the recommended daily calcium intake. These minerals work together to form the components of hydroxyapatite, which is a concentrated, powerful mineral found in bones. The calcium in lobster also supports nerve health while the phosphorus nourishes cell membranes.
These lipids increase blood flow and help summon white blood cells, thus helping to cure conditions like arthritis and improving overall circulatory health.