Italian cuisine is known to incorporate a number of different proteins into their dishes. Once paired with a delicious sauce and possibly a cheese option, you are sure to have a satisfying dish leaving you feeling stuffed. One of the more commonly used, and more popular, proteins in Italian cuisine is seafood. While many enjoy eating seafood because of its rich flavors and versatility, some may not realize that consuming seafood in moderation can actually bring some health benefits.
- Shrimp- While shrimp is used in several pasta dishes in Italian cuisine, they tend to get a negative reputation among the seafood family. However, it is important to realize what benefits can come from eating shrimp in moderation. Shrimp can help provide protein, vitamin D, and zinc, which can be helpful when trying to lose weight. Shrimp can also aid in cancer prevention because of their levels of mineral selenium.
- Salmon- Of the many fish options within the seafood family, the most popular based on health benefits is the salmon. This pink fish favorite is known to be a great source of amino acids, omega 3, vitamins, protein, and fatty acids. Salmon has since been linked to healthy organ functions as well as aiding in weight loss.
- Crab- These crustaceans are known to carry many of the health benefits of other seafood options without the mercury risk. They are known to be low in calories while also providing protein and vitamins in moderation.
- Scallops- While scallops may not be as popular as other seafood options, they can still hold several health benefits. Scallops are known to be a great source of vitamin B12, which can help promote a healthy heart.
Seafood holds many health benefits when consumed, but only when consumed in a balanced diet. Eating too much or too little of a specific food item can be harmful to your health, so Basta Pasta encourages our guests to enjoy every aspect of our menu!
Want to learn more about our seafood selection? Need to get in touch with one of our locations? Here is some basic contact information for both:
- Timonium Location- 60 W Timonium Road
- Fallston Location- 2745 Fallston Road