It's good for you!
The nutrition of shellfish is often overlooked because people are too busy enjoying eating shellfish to worry about the healthy qualities of what they are eating.
Putting aside all of the famed aphrodisiacal qualities of shellfish for the moment; If you had just one thing to eat from the sea, mussels, clams or oysters would be a great tasting and extremely healthy choice. Shellfish are loaded with essential minerals, protein, vitamins B12 and C, and Omega-3 fatty acids to help keep cholesterol levels in check.
Our shellfish are low in fat and calories, like a lean piece of beef or chicken, and as with anything else, it is how you cook them or what you eat with them that you want to watch if you are counting calories. Click on the links below to see how beneficial shellfish really are.