Is Crab Good for Weight Loss? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Crab is good for obesity. Because it has low calories, high protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, and they can help reduce appetite, preserve muscle mass, lower inflammation, and promote fat burning.

Obesity is a condition that affects your body weight and health.

In obesity, your body stores excess fat, especially around your abdomen.

This can lead to various health problems, such as diabetesDiabetes Haemorrhoids (piles) are enlarged blood vessels that you can get inside or around your anus (the opening of your bottom). It's completely normal to have blood vessels in your anus, as they play an important role in continence. But piles can develop if these blood vessels become enlarged, which can cause symptoms. , heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.

One of the key factors in managing obesity is diet.

What you consume can affect your calorie intake, which can impact your weight and health.

To effectively manage obesity, you should consume protein-rich foods like lean meat, eggs, and beans and avoid sugar-rich foods like cakes, candies, and sodas.

Now, crab is a type of seafood that has a soft and flaky texture.

People usually eat crab boiled, steamed, or baked with butter, lemon, or spices.

Crab is good for obesity because it contains low calories, high protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Crab is suitable for all types of obesity, as it can help reduce appetite, preserve muscle mass, and lower inflammation.

A 3-ounce serving of cooked crab can give you 84 calories, 18 grams of protein (36% of your daily needs), and 0.2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids (15% of your daily needs).

Protein can positively affect obesity by increasing satiety, boosting metabolism, and preventing muscle loss.

Omega-3 fatty acids can positively affect obesity by reducing inflammation, improving insulin sensitivity, and lowering triglycerides.

Furthermore, crab is a low-carbohydrate food and low-carbohydrate diets are good for obesity.

Because, low-carbohydrate diets can lower blood sugar, insulin, and hunger levels, and promote fat burning.

You can eat up to 6 ounces of crab per day safely.

More than that can cause excess sodium intake, which can raise blood pressure and fluid retention.

Also, you shouldn’t eat crab if you have shellfish allergy to prevent anaphylaxis.

Because, crab can trigger a severe allergic reaction in some people.

You can buy fresh crab in your local market or can order it from online.

Always choose crab that has a fresh smell, firm flesh, and bright color.

Because, these indicate the quality and freshness of the crab.

You can store them in the refrigerator for up to two days or in the freezer for up to three months.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing obesity effectively.

I always recommend my obesity patients to follow a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet to improve their weight and health, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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