Along the Bras d'Or Lakes of Cape Breton

Along the Bras d'Or Lakes of Cape Breton

Having grown up on the Atlantic coast of Canada, in an incredibly beautiful place called Cape Breton Island, a distinct heritage courses through my veins.  I happen to love bagpipe music and fog and salty air and Gaelic accents. I have had the good fortune to live in a number of coastal areas, including the phenomenal shores of the Bay of Fundy and the place known as ‘the fair isle’, Prince Edward Island.

East coast living means fresh seafood is not only a dietary staple, it is a gastronomic love affair.  At this time of year, the lobster fishery is active.  Lobster is a very healthy food to add to your clean eating menu.

Not only is lobster meat lower in fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, pork and even the leanest lobsterchicken, it is also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are helpful in the prevention of heart disease and hardening of the arteries.  It is a great source of protein and is high in a number of vitamins, including A, B2, B3, B6 and B12. It is also a good source of minerals such as potassium, calcium, zinc, phosphorous, iron,  and magnesium.

nutrition_compar_chartThis information-packed chart, and everything you’ll ever need to know about Canadian Atlantic Lobster can be found at this site which features New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia lobster.