Monday Blues? You Need to Eat More Brown Crab
This British crustacean goes out of season at the end of November, so get yours now for high levels of mood-enhancing good fats
With the temperature dropping and the days getting shorter, it’s easy to let the impending bleakness get you down. Here to lend a morale-boosting hand (or claw) is the British brown crab, which could help you avoid the seasonal slump
Recent research from Qingdao University in China – which reviewed information from 26 studies over a 13-year period – found that men who ate a seafood-rich diet were up to 20% less likely to suffer from depression than those who didn’t, thanks to its high levels of polyunsaturated fats, which positively influence dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain.
As well as those healthy fats, the British brown crab – which is fished from April till late November, then left to replenish stocks during winter – also offers high levels of immunity-boosting vitamin C. On top of this, the white meat from its claws is filled with muscle-building protein. But if it’s maximum happiness you’re after, we recommend stewing it with serotonin-regulating sweet potato and spinach in a hearty chowder.
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Between 2010 and 2016, Ben was the deputy editor of Men’s Fitness UK, which predated, and then shared a website with, Coach. Ben also contributed exclusive features to Coach on topics such as football drills, triathlon training plans and healthy eating.