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eating lobster can have health benefits

A healthy luxury – and for January only, at an affordable price

Lobster is one of life’s luxuries that urges you to take another bite. You can eat it with a variety of accompaniments, or mix it with pasta, potatoes, or eggs Benedict. It is great as a snack, and even better as a main course – especially when the main course is part of what may be the best-priced three-course extravaganza on the Orihuela Costa in January.

What many people don’t realise is the nutritional and dietary advantages of eating lobster. It is usually cooked by steaming or boiling, which is a big advantage, of course, but you would be hard pressed to find a better tasting food that provides so many health benefits. These include:

  • Helping to strengthen bones
  • Boosting brain power
  • Speeding healing
  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Boosting your energy

Here are five health benefits of eating lobster that you’d be mad to ignore.

1.      Lobster is good for heart health

If you have an existing heart condition, you may do best to avoid lobster, but the high concentration of Omega-3 and Omega-6 in lobster can help to balance cholesterol when lobster is eaten in moderation.

2.      Lobster is good for your brain

Lobster is packed with minerals and vitamins that help boost your brainpower and keep your nervous system working properly. The high level of B12 helps your nerves remain intact, and choline helps to improve the number of neurotransmitters your body produces. This is great for the brain, and may help to protect you from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

3.      Lobster helps to reduce inflammation

Lobster is a low-fat food, but the fat it does have is ‘good’ fat. This is going to help to reduce inflammation in the body, as well as boost production of prostaglandins – and this is great news for those who suffer from conditions ranging from arthritis to circulation problems.

4.      Lobster is good for growth and repair

A 100-gram portion of lobster provides around 21 grams of protein, zero carbohydrates, and just  one gram of fat. It will also provide more than 2% of your daily vitamin A requirement, 7% of your daily calcium needs, and more than 2% of your required iron intake.

Being a good source of protein, eating lobster helps your body to build new cells and repair damaged tissue.

5.      Lobster is good for bone strength

That calcium content is great for bone strength, as is the phosphorus content in this crustacean. These minerals increase bone density, and this helps to prevent osteoporosis and weak bones.

What if you have high blood pressure or a heart condition?

Lobster does have one drawback in the health stakes. It contains sodium and cholesterol, which is best avoided if you have an existing condition such as heart disease or high blood pressure. Which is why we have added a steak and a chicken option to our January special – at these prices, we know you and your guests will have a great lunch or evening meal at Christopher’s.

Don’t delay, book your table now to avoid being disappointed. For only €18.95 you could be dining on:

  • A choice of three homemade starters
  • A main course of a 450-500 gram lobster dressed with garlic butter and lemon, or an 8-ounce rump steak or a chicken breast stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped in bacon
  • A selection of desserts

Remember, this is only for January. It’s unlikely to be repeated later in the year.

Call Christopher’s on +34 600 01 28 24 to reserve your table today and kick off 2019 with a real treat from one of Torrevieja’s best fine dining, mid-price-range restaurants (as reviewed and rated on TripAdvisor).


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