Consider the lobster.
Or, we should say,Â reconsider: Because lobsterâ€™s more than just a tasty feastâ€”itâ€™s a megasource of muscle-building protein. Youâ€™ll find 28g of lean protein in 1 cup of cooked lobster meat. Lobsterâ€™s also a decent source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and provides a dose of vitamin B12, copper, zinc, and selenium.
Nabbing the perfect ruby-red crustacean is easier said than done, though. Use these tips from Barton Seaver, director of Harvardâ€™s Sustainable Seafood and Health Initiative.Â With these in tow, youâ€™ll pick the perfect lobster every time.
How to pick a lobster
- The more the lobster moves, the fresher it is.
- Look for a reputable seller with plenty of turnover.
- No good options locally? TryÂ lobsterfrommaine.com, a hub with dozens of ready-to-ship retailers.