January 10, 2011

The Benefits of Oysters

People either love or hate oysters. I am an oyster lover.
I have loved them since I was a child and my dad would open them on the rocks and we'd walk with the waves washing around us and eat them. I loved the taste, that hard to describe metallic, salty, rich flavour, I loved the texture, I loved the whole experience. Now as an adult I can easily sit and eat a dozen natural oysters (or more) in one sitting – YUM and this summer I did.
The best thing about oysters is their goodness. They are known to provide an abundance of vitamins and minerals, packed into a high-protein, low-fat, and low-cholesterol package, this makes them sound like the perfect food. They also have a high vibrational energy too – this is because they are often shucked then eaten, it is as fresh as eating vegetables straight from your garden!

The Health Benefits of Oysters:
High in Zinc
Oysters are commonly known as a rich source of Zinc in fact they are one of the most concentrated natural zinc sources.
Zinc plays an important role in wound healing and in maintaining a strong and healthy immune system, and helps regulate ones taste and smell senses. Zinc is also an important mineral required for the production of testosterone.
Zinc deficiencies can result in symptoms such as decreased wound healing, weakened immune system, poor appetite, slow growth of hair, skin and nails, loss of hair, impaired senses of taste and smell and more frequent infections. Eat an oyster and feel stronger!

High in Protein
Oysters are a good source of protein, on average six oysters can contain about six grams of protein. The protein found in oysters is high in quality and is easy to digest.  
Protein helps build and repair tissues and muscle it aids growth within our complex make-up. So do yourself a favor and eat some protein, complement of half a dozen oysters

Possible Aphrodisiac
Oysters have often been called aphrodisiacs! They are rich in specific amino acids that are known to increase the levels of sex hormones and of course high in zinc which aids in the production of testosterone!
It is believed that if food resembles an organ or body part then it is beneficial to it.  Taking on this theory, aphrodisiacs are those that resembled sexual organs. Oysters have a clear resemblance of a female vagina and food that in some way looked like vaginas were reputed as being aphrodisiacs, making oysters a possible aphrodisiac!

Good Source of Vitamins and Minerals
Oysters are a good source of Vitamins including Vitamins A and B12 and rich in minerals such as Calcium and Iron.
The Vitamin A can help improve your eyesight.
The B12 will give you energy and help with brain function, helping your mood.
Calcium is good for your bones and the Iron helps your blood form and transport.

Nutritional Highlights of Oysters
Oysters raw, (6 medium):
Calories: 57
 Protein: 5.9g
 Carbohydrate: 3.3g
Total Fat: 2.1g
Fiber: 0.0g
*Excellent source of: Zinc (76mcg), and Vitamin B12 (16.3mcg)

1 comment:

  1. Nice Post! Thank you so much for sharing such a nice information. Like you I am also Oyster Lover. Having so many nutrients, this seafood builds the overall health of an individual and this is the reason now it is also served in so many restaurants.
    Best Seafood Restaurant