This gentle, harmless natural habitat is called “Ejile” in Igbo towns, the French call it “Les Escargot” and it is also generally known as “Congo Meat” in Nigeria. Until this article I didn’t know this fact.
Hippocrates documented the health benefits of snails in the Ancient Greece civilization. As at that time, experiments, conducted showed that snail eating was beneficial in healing skin and reducing scarring.
As of today, modern Researchers have proved that Hippocrates was correct, and snail serum has been found to contain both anti-inflammatories and antioxidants – “Snail secretions are alleged to contain a copper peptide which is thought to be the only natural sources of a substance usually manufactured to assist in making creams which help minimize scarring”
An average Snail is comprised of 80% water, 15% protein, and 2.4% of fat which is primarily healthy fat. A snail contains essential fatty acids, calcium, iron and selenium are also found in snails.
Snails are also a good source of magnesium, which our bodies need to maintain a normal blood pressure, strengthen bones and also keep your heartbeat regular.
They are rich source of vitamins too and highlly and incredibly packed with vitamins E, A, K and B12.
Snails are an ideal weight watchers diet because they are good sources of proteins but low in calories and fat.
An average snail also contain a glycoprotein which is believed to contain cancer-fighting properties. The mucous exuded by these creatures contain a copper compound which helps in healing after an injury or scalding and also helps in preventing heart disorders.
In addition to all these health benefits, snails are tasty, juicy, delicious, nutritious and healthier than any red meat you can think about.