Mussels have some of the highest naturally occurring levels of vitamin B12, an essential nutrient for brain health. This nutrient, maintained at proper levels, helps to preserve the myelin sheath that surrounds and insulates your brain cells. Deficiency of vitamin B12 has been linked to greater risk in brain atrophy or shrinkage in older individuals.
Mussels also contain trace minerals including zinc, iodine, selenium and others that help to support thyroid health, which aids in regulating our moods, keeping your smile coming easy. Not only are mussels a low-fat, healthy choice for you and your body, they are a sustainable choice, just look for mussels that are sustainably farmed and not harvested in the wild.