Health Benefits for Scallops:
The scallops contain an essential compound, vitamin B12, which converts the harmful homocysteine into benign compounds. Homocysteine is a chemical which causes many diseases like atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes. Also, the omega-3-fatty acids in scallop promote heart health by improving the heart rate variability (HRV), thus reducing the risk of arrhythmia or sudden attacks.
Vitamin B12, present in scallops protect against colon cancer as it prevents the mutagenesis of colon cells from many mutation-causing chemical compounds. Moreover, the EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) present in the scallops decrease the risk of colorectal cancer.
The EPA, DHA and other omega-3-fatty acid components decrease cognitive decline and reduce the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The anti-inflammatory properties of EPA improve the blood flow to the brain while DHA in scallops improves the DHA content in the brain which is reduced in Alzheimer’s patients.