It brings me such great satisfaction knowing that the foods I love are so good for me! My love for fish and seafood is a benefit to my health because of all the great nutrients it provides.
We have all heard so much about the benefits fish provides for our health, mainly our cardiovascular system. But did you know that scallops are a very good source of vitamin B-12? This vitamin is needed by our body to convert “homocysteine” which is a chemical that can directly damage blood vessel walls. High levels of homocysteine are associated with increased risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. So it’s a good idea to get the proper amount of vitamin B-12 into our system.
In addition to their B12, scallops are a very good source of omega fatty acids and a good source of magnesium and potassium, three other nutrients that provide significant benefits for the cardiovascular system. Omega-3 fats keep your blood flowing smoothly by preventing the formation of blood clots. 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.
So with that said, let’s discuss the great taste!
This meal is so simple yet delicious and gourmet. I wanted to give it a little bit of a salty taste so I wrapped the shrimp and scallops in some prosciutto. This is an Italian ham that has some more fat than an American ham. Many people like to wrap their food in bacon but I chose prosciutto because it still provides that great taste but so much less fat and calories. I served it with some steamed green beans, although you may use what ever vegetable you prefer.
This meal took less than 30 minutes from start of prep to enjoying.
Let me know if you would like for me to post the recipe. Enjoy!