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Jun 04

Oysters, The New Miracle Food

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We have recently been told that oysters are the new miracle food as they are loaded with nutrition and health benefits. While you enjoy your next dozen on the half shell with our famous cocktail sauce and squeeze of lemon, check out these amazing health facts.

  • Oysters are a great source of zinc, vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin C, iron, copper, manganese, selenium, phosphorus and potassium which helps boost our immunes system
  • Oysters supply beneficial (good) cholesterol, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids that help your body’s overall health, maintains a healthy heart rate, lowers blood pressure, improve blood vessel function and reduces inflammation
  • In addition to its well-known stereotype of being an aphrodisiac, oysters high supply of zinc is beneficial to men with erectile dysfunction and boosts embryonic development in women
  • A medium sized oyster contains about 8mg of zinc, allowing only a few oysters to provide the recommended daily intake of zinc for men and women. Zinc provides multiple health benefits including strong immunity, a healthy reproductive system, wound healing, and vision
  • Oysters are a high nutrition, low calorie food, therefore being a great healthy dish for individuals trying to lose weight
  • Substituting oysters in your diet is a more environmentally friendly alternative. Harvesting oysters help purify the water rather than involving greenhouse gasses and harmful solutions to our Mother Earth
  • Because of his high content of minerals, eating oysters helps strengthen bones and prevent conditions such as osteoporosis
  • Oysters contain DHMBA (an antioxidant) that helps memory and learning functions. They also contain selenium which is linked to prevent HIV, chronic health conditions and heart disease

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