Paella is a rice-based dish that often includes a variety of meats, such as sausage. However, seafood paella offers leaner protein sources, and tends to be lower in fat and calories. Still, this is not a low calorie food, so check nutrition facts carefully if you're dieting.
A 1.5 cup serving of seafood paella contains anywhere from 200 to 220 calories. If you base your diet on the suggest intake of 2,000 calories per day, then this serving provides about 10 percent of your daily calories.
You would have to do the 10-Minute Total Body Workout about two times (depending on your weight and the effort you put in) to burn off the calories in 1.5 cups of seafood paella.
1.5 cups of seafood paella contain anywhere from three to 4.5 grams of fat. Of this fat, zero to 0.5 grams come from saturated fat. Unsaturated fat is healthy, and may aid in reducing your cholesterol levels.
Seafood paella is rich in carbohydrates. Each 1.5 cup serving contains 28 to 29 grams of carbohydrates. Of these carbohydrates, 0.5 to three grams come from sugar, and two to three grams come from fiber, a nutrient that helps you feel full.
Due to the meat and seafood in this dish, seafood paella is rich in protein. A 1.5 cup serving of seafood paella contains 13 to 17 grams of protein. The average man should consume 56 grams of protein a day, while the average women should consume 46 grams of protein a day for optimal health.
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