Health Benefits of Eating Turtle Soup

Ser Seng

October 5, 2018

Since the dawn of Chinese cooking, turtle soups have been perceived as a luxurious delicacy that contains healing properties. From the eggs, to its meat and skin, soft-shell turtles are said to have tremendous amount of medicinal benefits. Whether you are a long time fan of turtle soups or a member of the recent generations who are curious about this good old Chinese delicacy, this article is for you. Read ahead to know more about the many benefits of eating turtle soup!

1. Less Calories, Fats, and Cholesterol

Soft-shell turtle meats, as compared to your other options such as beef, has lower amount of calories, fats, and cholesterol. To give you an idea, a single cup of cooked turtle meat contains 220 calories, 9 g of fat, and 82 mg of cholesterol. For those who badly need to control their food intake due to medical reasons, you’ll find that having a turtle soup every once in a while will satisfy your savory cravings without hurting your health!

2. Good Source of Nutrients

Apart from the virtue mention above, you’ll be surprised that soft-shell turtles are a terrific source of nutrients. One cup of cooked turtle meat contains 33 g of protein—more than half of what an average sedentary person needs on a daily basis. Apart from that, it is also packed with calcium, with 20% of an average person’s recommended daily total. Other nutrients found in turtles are vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, phosphorus, and zinc.

3. Collagen-Packed

Good news to all healthy skin enthusiasts! It has been believed that soft-shell turtles are an abundant source of collagen. If you are looking for a delicious way to maintain a young, healthy, and glowing skin, eating turtle soup may be your best option.

4. Managing Menopausal Symptoms

To all our women readers, alternative medicinal practitioners like Sheng-Nong, recommends the consumption of turtle meat to alleviate menopausal symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes, and irritability, as it is believed to enrich the blood and cool your body.

5. Improves Sexual Health

Now, let’s to talk to our male readers out there. Ancient beliefs say that eating soft-shell turtle meat can increase the libido of the male population. While there hasn’t been enough study to support this claim, many people who have tried swore that this indeed promoted their virility for some reason.

Other Benefits of Soft-Shell Turtle in Alternative Medicine

Again, the use of turtle eggs, meats, and skins in the area of Chinese Medicine can be dated way back to as far as the 1960s. Though there hasn’t been much scientific data to prove the effectiveness of this, still many Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners claim that its consumption helps boost the immune system, detoxifies the blood, lowers blood pressure, promotes longevity, and many more.

Indeed, turtle soup is a good old delicacy that is fit for all the fitness fans out there. If this article made you want to get a nice turtle soup in Singapore, visit us today at 39, Tai Thong Crescent! We’re open to serve you from Tuesdays to Sundays, 11 AM to 9 PM.

 

 

 

 

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