October 29, 2015 Restaurants
Get Fit with Lunch or Dinner at Luke’s Lobster NoMad

healthy lobster roll at luke's lobster

All of us who eat at Luke’s Lobster NoMad know it’s delicious — fresh and direct from Maine, but the health conscious and gym bodies in our office keep talking about the nutritional benefits of Luke’s, so we looked into it.

We found out that Luke’s may be one of the healthier choices in the neighborhood. First, lobster is a lean protein, with lower cholesterol than lean chicken and beef.

Lobster also makes us smarter — it has selenium, which increases brain function. It also has many other essential minerals and vitamins, including potassium, which many of us are deficient in.

Our gym enthusiasts pointed us to the fact that, if you are working out and trying to bulk up on proteins, lobster is great muscle food. Not only are you getting great protein with low carbs, but lobster is high in omega 3 fatty acids. That is good for everyone but particularly for those weight training, because omega 3s help to synthesize protein more efficiently in building muscle.

But omega 3 fatty acids are good for those of us who work to avoid the gym, too. They help: lower elevated triglyceride levels, curb stiffness and joint pain, lower the levels of depression and seem to boost the effects of antidepressants.

Some research even suggests that omega-3s may help protect against dementia and have a positive effect on gradual memory loss linked to aging.

So now we understand the buzz. With a lobster, crab or shrimp roll at 380 calories and accompanying vinaigrette slaw at only 84 calories, this is a great way to get a delicious meal with high nutrition and lower calories. Even Luke’s beverages are healthy — all beverages are made with cane sugar or honey not artificial sweeteners, expect for Diet Coke and water.

Just eat it!

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