Just add lobster: How to eat your way to a healthy, happier 2020!
Lobster is certainly tasty but it is also considered a bit of a luxury, one that can’t possibly be enjoyed on the regs; one reserved for special occasions - great aunt’s birthday parties and the likes. But what if we told you this was wrong? That your whole life you’d been lied to?
Cue Burger & Lobster…
Making it our mission to bring affordable luxury to each and every one of your lives, we’re revolutionising the lobster market by bringing wild live Canadian lobster to our diners each and every day. And at affordable prices. Hooray! You no longer have to be a VIP to get your mid-week lob on!
Better yet, did you know that the much-loved and sought after crustacean also boasts many health and nutritional benefits to boot?
Here at Burger & Lobster, we have long known and boasted about the pros of lobster meat, after all, it is half of what we do. But, it hasn’t always been hailed as the super-food that it is now: Indeed, it wasn’t until the early 1940s that the shellfish rose to stardom. Previously it had been considered peasant food and one not worthy of gracing aristocratic pallets. It took someone to realise that the meat needed to be kept fresh if intended for eating for it to even come close to being considered a respectable ingredient.
Fast forward nearly 80 years and it's now all the rage among the world’s top eateries and can be found atop tables of the rich and famous. For starters (and mains) its mild sweet meat works in a variety of dishes as well as being more than capable of holding its own when served solo. But secondly, lobster is the perfect addition to any health-conscious diet. Now an affordable little luxury, here's why lobster should be on your 2020 menu:
Lobster: A lean mean protein machine!
Those gym buffs among you will know that for any decent gains, protein is paramount. The go-to seems to be chicken*. But why not add lobster to your meal-plan: Carrying just a sixth of the amount fat found in chicken and very similar protein counts per ounce, lobster is the high protein, high energy and low-fat meat that your bench-pressing, marathon-running and yoga-smashing dreams are made of. Ideal pre-workout, post-work-out or because you're not working out, skipping lobster-day is fast becoming as bad as skipping leg-day!
Stronger bones for a stronger you
Looking for healthy bones? Aren’t we all! *Goes to grab a glass of milk* Stop right there our calcium-conscious reader! Why not switch things up a bit and opt for the lob? A 200g serving of fresh lobster meat will allow the lucky eater to tick off 14% of their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Calcium and almost 40% of their daily Phosphorous**. Sure it might not work in a hot choc, but both are elemental for skeletal health whilst also giving your nerves and cells a boost, which surely can only be a good thing?
Eating Lobster makes you smarter. Fact.
Eating lobster can not only make you buff and strong, but it can also give your IQ a New Year boost: Chlorine and B-12 are two essential nutrients for brain development. And guess what? Both are found in lobster meat.
Chlorine can sharpen your mind by supporting the production of neurotransmitters - vital in brain communication, while B-12 is a handy little vitamin that maintains and supports neuro nerve transmission. And in one serving of lobster, you can get out that pen again and check off a huge 88% of your RDA of B-12! Tick tick tick.
Join the Lob-Mob to bust those colds, and more
Hit down by your seventeenth bout of man flu this year? Well, woe betide you for not eating your lobster! Like their smaller cousins, prawns, lobsters are high in selenium, as well as Omega-3. Both are crucial for maintaining a strong immune system and healthy heart - as well as helping to protect against thyroid disease, anaemia and depression. Seems like, a lobster a day does indeed keep the doctor away.
We’re doing Lobanuary, are you?
You may have heard of Veganuary, Dry January or ‘Sign-up-to-the-gym January’ but this year, welcome to the wonderful world of ‘Lobanuary.’ Where eating more (yes, we did say eating more) lobster can give your health that winter boost everyone seems to be craving right now.
So, why not swap your chicken for lobster? Or instead, put your feet up and let us do the cooking: pop into one of our 9 centrally located London restaurants or two New York venues for a health-boosting serving of lobster.
|Lobster Nutritional Value per 100g|
|Energy||410 KJ (98 Kcal)|
|- Dietary Fibre||0g|
|Pantothenic Acid (B5)||2mg|