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Some nutritional and potential health benefits of snails

You may think of snails only as small mollusks that wreak havoc in your garden or crawl around on the sidewalk after rain. But in many parts of the world, including France, Germany, Nigeria, and Portugal, snails are actually a delicacy. They can be enjoyed cooked into a buttery hors d'oeuvre called escargot or fried in an Indian dish called sate kakul. 

In this article and inline with a publication on Webmd, we are a going to look at some of the nutritional and health benefits of snail.

Nutrition Information

One 4-ounce serving of raw snails contains: 

1. Calories: 102

2. Fat: 2 grams

3. Cholesterol: 57 milligrams

4. Sodium: 79 milligrams

5. Carbohydrates: 2 grams

6. Protein: 18 grams.

The protein content of snails is similar to the protein found in pork and beef, but snails come with a much lower fat content. In addition to containing significant sources of protein and low amounts of fat, snails are also good sources of iron, calcium, Vitamin A, and a number of other minerals. 

Vitamin A helps your immune system fight off diseases and strengthens your eyes. It also helps cells in your body grow. Calcium helps your body’s bones stay strong and diminish risk of developing bone-related problems such as osteoporosis. Iron helps your red blood cells move oxygen to all parts of your body, as well as keeps your hair, nails, and skin healthy.

Potential health benefits of snails

In medieval times, snails were thought to cure everything from a common cough to tuberculosis. Today, they’re enjoyed more as a tasty appetizer than for any other reason. However, there are still a number of health benefits associated with eating snails. 

Improve Anemia

Iron-deficient anemia can cause symptoms that include fatigue, weakness, pale skin, chest pain, headache, dizziness, and shortness of breath. Fortunately, eating snails may help relieve some of these symptoms by treating the underlying cause. Snails are an excellent source of iron, with one serving of snails containing 22% of your recommended daily allowance of iron. 

Improve Heart Health

Fish are normally noted for their supply of Omega-3 fatty acids, but snails are a good source of them too.

Omega-3s have been shown to improve heart health and reduce the risk of dying of heart disease. They also may help lower your blood pressure, reduce blood clotting, and keep your heartbeat steady.

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