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Top 9 Health Benefits of Oysters!

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Whether you like them raw, baked, boiled, grilled or fried, oysters are a nutritional powerhouse. But why are oysters good for your health? Here are several nutritional benefits that come with eating oysters. Check out the top 9 health benefits of oysters in our blog below! 

1. Improves your energy level

Nowadays most of the diet we consume, lack proper nutrients which are required to keep the body functioning at its best. As a result of low nutrition, energy levels decrease, and our performance suffers. Oysters come loaded with the nutrient punch which can help eliminate fatigue. Oysters contain the appropriate amount of B12 vitamins and turn the food we eat into energy. 

2. Great for weight loss

When talking about the oyster health benefits, we simply can’t overlook the fact that oysters make fantastic weight loss foods. Oysters are naturally low in fat and they contain very few calories. This in itself is beneficial and fairly self-explanatory for weight loss. 

3. An excellent source of protein

Oysters are a decent source of low fat protein with six medium oysters containing about six grams of protein. The protein found in oysters is high in quality and is usually easier to digest than land-based forms of protein such as chicken and beef.

4. A good source of vitamins

Oysters are a good source of vitamins including vitamins A, B, C, and D. Seafood is one of the few natural dietary sources of vitamin D, a vitamin that’s showing new promise for disease prevention.

5. Improves the brain function

Oysters are a rich source of B12, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and iron, benefiting the brain functionality. Studies have shown that low iron in the brain reduces the ability of a person to concentrate while zinc deficiency can affect the memory.

6. Potential benefits for heart health

Oysters are high in omega – 3 fatty acids, potassium and magnesium which can help reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke and lower blood pressure.

7. Something handy for our male seafood lovers!

Whenever you see oysters mentioned on the TV, you’ll find that people often mention how oysters are considered aphrodisiacs and how they boost the metabolism. But why is that, and is it true? Yes, it is! The reason why oysters are considered an aphrodisiac again comes down to the fact that they have been found to increase a man’s testosterone levels. So men out there, don’t forget to add some oysters while ordering our other seafood products! 

8. Good for the skin

Acne free, glowing and healthy skin is a dream for everyone. Oyster benefits by fulfilling that dream. The deficiency of Zinc in one of the significant contributing factors responsible for the outburst of acne. The zinc in Oysters inhibits the microbes causing acne, reducing inflammation and clearing the pores. Oysters also aid in skin repair by boosting collagen production.

9. Improves the sleep

Adequate Sleep has no replacement when it comes to improving brain function and enabling growth and recovery of cells. Getting sufficient sleep helps in the restoration of energy levels. Zinc and Magnesium found in Oysters promote a healthy sleep. 

Enough reasons to check out our oyster collection below and start ordering today! Ordered today is delivered before the weekend. 
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