Red Snapper Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts


Red Snapper Health Benefits: 
Heart diseases | Obesity | Skin | Rheumatoid arthritis | Anemia | Arthritis | Cancer | Macular degeneration | Osteoporosis | High Blood pressure
Nutrition Facts: Fish, Red Snapper, mixed species, raw
Serving size: 100 g

Nutrients Amount
Water 76.87 g
Energy 100
Protein 20.51 g
Total lipid (fat) 1.34 g
Minerals  
Calcium, Ca 32 mg
Iron, Fe 0.18 mg
Magnesium, Mg 32 mg
Phosphorus, P 198 mg
Potassium, K 417 mg
Sodium, Na 64 mg
Zinc, Zn 0.36 mg
Vitamins  
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1.6 mg
Thiamine 0.046 mg
Riboflavin 0.003 mg
Niacin 0.284 mg
Vitamin B-6 0.4 mg
Folate, DFE 5 µg
Vitamin B-12 3 µg
Vitamin A, RAE 32 µg
Vitamin A, IU 106 IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.96 mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 10.2 µg
Vitamin D 408 IU
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.1 µg
Lipids  
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.285 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.251 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.459 g
Cholesterol 37 mg

Source: USDA Nutrient Database No. 28
Red Snapper Health Benefits:
Heart Disease:
Red snapper contains high amounts of potassium, which is a necessary to maintain the heart health. Potassium improves the skeletal muscle movement in the heart and decreases high blood pressure. This compound negates the harmful effects of sodium and prevents strokes and heart attacks. Moreover, selenium and omega 3 fatty acids present in the fish are beneficial for a healthy heart. 
 
Anemia:
Red snapper is rich in Vitamin B12, which leads to the formation of healthy red blood cells. Deficiency of this vitamin distorts the red blood cells leading to megaloblastic anemia. Vitamin B12 deficiency could also cause neurological damage. A 3-ounce red snapper provides 3 µg of vitamin B12 as against the daily recommended value of 4 µg.

Obesity:
Red snapper is a low-calorie, high –protein food that can help you lose the extra pounds at a faster rate. A protein rich diet makes you feel fuller and satiates your hunger for longer periods, thus preventing snacking between meals. Also, digestion of proteins takes longer, thus reducing hunger pangs.