Snail as a Super Food – 6 Reasons why you must eat snails

Below are some of the reasons why snail meat is considered a super food and why it is advisable that you should eat snails for your health.

  • Protein: snails do provide a low calorie source of protein (unless you drench them like butter). Protein is essential for building and repairing muscle and also better at filling you up than carbs and fat.

Many people look up to sea food as an easy source of protein but actually you should be aware that snails have more.

  • Iron: snails are also a good source of iron, essential for building red blood cells and carrying energy around the body. A lack of iron can lead to extreme fatigue and anaemia.
  • Vitamin B12: Often cited as “energy vitamin”, B12 is needed for making red blood cells, keeping the nervous system healthy, releasing energy from the food we eat and processing folic acid and luckily, snails have lots of it.
  • Magnesium: snails are also a good source of magnesium, which our bodies need to maintain a normal blood pressure, strengthen bones and also keep your heart beat regular.
  • Selenium: we don’t need much selenium in our bodies, but we do need some to keep a healthy immune system and to protect cells against damage and yes, snail also contains selenium.
  • Omega-3: this is the much-feted, heart-loving fatty acids. Snails also supply a little omega-3 which is good news for your heart. So get some snails today and eat in order to enjoy these benefits.

Author: Benadine

A Practical Farmer, An Agric. Consultant, An Author and A Model.

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