Most people know that fish is good for you, but what about other seafood? As it turns out, scallops, in addition to their delectable taste, contain a variety of nutrients that can promote your cardiovascular health, plus provide protection against colon cancer.
Scallops are more than 80 percent protein. One 3-ounce serving provides 20 grams of protein and just 95 calories. Scallops are actually an excellent source of a very important nutrient for cardiovascular health, vitamin B12.
They’re also a good source of both magnesium and potassium. Magnesium helps out by causing blood vessels to relax, thus helping to lower blood pressure while improving blood flow. Potassium helps to maintain normal blood pressure levels.