SCALLOPS HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in SEA FOOD AND SEA VEGETABLES HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Health Benefits:

1.  Our body requires the amino acid, tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin that acts as a brain neurotransmitter and significant for inducing sleep. Scallops are a rich source of these proteins.

2.  Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, in combination with potassium and magnesium, are present in scallops and prove to be a heart-friendly food as they lower triglyceride levels and reduce the risk of blood clots, which can cause heart attacks or strokes.

3.  Including scallops to your diet helps you lose weight, by stimulating the rates of metabolism. To make the most of this benefit, do not consume scallops in the fried form or covered with a rich sauce.

4.  Vitamin B12 is significant for healthy nerve functioning. Scallops contain this nutrient in abundance and thus, reduce the risk of neurological problems and Alzheimer’s disease.

5.  Scallops are a powerhouse of omega-3 fatty acids, which is important for promoting cardiovascular health, easing the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, preventing arthritis, combating skin disorders and delaying the growth of cancerous tumours.

6.  The presence of vitamin B12 in scallops protects the cells of the colon from cancer-causing chemicals. This plays a role in fighting against the three types of cancer - leukemia, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. People who consume foods, like scallops, have reduced risks of colorectal cancer too.

7.  Scallops intake improves the electrical properties of heart cells, thus providing protection against fatal abnormal heart rhythms.

8.  Studies indicate that including scallops in your diet, thrice a month, battles against ischemic stroke, a stroke caused due to the lack of blood supply to the brain.

9.  Research shows that consuming broiled or baked scallops reduces the risk of atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart arrhythmia.

10.              Scallops have proven to lower the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a dangerous condition wherein blood clots occur in the veins of legs, thighs or pelvis, resulting in severe pain or swelling.

11.              Scallops have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which are believed to enhance the symptoms of depression and stress.

Minerals:

Amount: 1

Total Weight: 55 g

NUTRIENTS

AMOUNT

BASIC COMPONENTS

Proteins

6.6 g

Water

40.2 g

Ash

1.7 g

Cholesterol

13 mg

Carbohydrates

1.7 g

CALORIES

Total Calories

38

Calories From Carbohydrate

7.2

Calories From Fat

2.4

Calories From Protein

28

FATS & FATTY ACIDS

Total Fat

270 mg

Saturated Fat

70 mg

Monounsaturated Fat

26 mg

Polyunsaturated Fat

72 mg

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

60 mg

Omega-6 Fatty Acids

4.4 mg

VITAMINS

Vitamin A

1.7 IU

Vitamin E

0.8 mg

Vitamin K

0.1 mcg

Thiamin

3.9 mcg

Riboflavin

8.2 mcg

Niacin

387 mcg

Vitamin B6

40 mcg

Folate

8.8 mcg

Vitamin B12

0.78 mcg

Pantothenic Acid

118 mcg

Choline

44.6 mg

MINERALS

Calcium

3.3 mg

Iron

209 mcg

Magnesium

12 mg

Phosphorus

184 mg

Potassium

113 mg

Sodium

216 mg

Zinc

501 mcg

Copper

13 mcg

Manganese

9.4 mcg

Selenium

7 mcg

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