Lobster’s healthfulness depends on how it’s served

When it’s not doused in butter or mayonnaise, lobster can be a healthy option, according to Eric Rimm, professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It’s not as rich in omega-3 as fatty fishes like salmon and mackerel, but lobster is a lean, low-calorie source of protein with a number of vitamins and minerals, including zinc and calcium. While it is relatively high in cholesterol, Rimm says that’s no reason to be concerned.

“Dietary cholesterol isn’t as important as was once thought,” he told Consumer Reports in a September 24, 2018 article. “In the context of an overall healthy diet, dietary cholesterol is not strongly related to an increase in blood cholesterol or heart disease.”

Healthy ways to serve lobster include steaming it with a spicy vinaigrette or grilling it with lemon and herbs.

Read the Consumer Reports article: Is Lobster Good for You?