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Ten Reasons to Eat Oysters!

In Just Good Food on April 28, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Oysters on the half-shell

1. Oysters are one of the most concentrated natural sources of zinc, which is essential to maintaining a strong immune system, supports wound healing and maintains the senses of taste and smell.

2. Oysters are a good source of protein. Each serving contains six grams of protein. The protein found in oysters is high in tyrosine, an amino acid used by the brain to help regulate moods and adapt to stress.

3. Oysters are low in fat. A serving contains just 2 grams of fat.

4. You might find a pearl!

5.  Oysters are very versatile. They can be eaten raw, steamed, grilled, fried or baked.

Fried Oyster Po Boy. Delicious!

6. Oysters help maintain collagen and elastin fibers that give skin its firmness and help prevent sagging and wrinkles. Seriously, that is reason enough. Forget the other nine.

7. Feeling frisky? Oysters are a known aphrodisiac because they are rich in amino acids that trigger increased levels of some pretty important hormones.

8. Six medium-sized oysters have roughly 60 calories. It’s diet food!

9. Oysters are fun to eat!

Eat them on the patio at The Oyster Bar with a cold beer!

10. Oysters are one of the few foods you can mix with vodka. Make an Oyster Shooter!

  1. interesting info on oysters, who knew?? always heard about number 7, but really?

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