Happy National Oysters Day!!! – Benefits of eating Oysters

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Be Like Water

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Oysters are usually known as a powerful aphrodisiac but they have plenty of benefits when you add them in your diet.

Boosted Immunity

A cup of raw oysters contains 650 percent of the recommended daily value of zinc. This essential trace element is only needed in small amounts, but it is important to the system. The main function of zinc is to boost the body’s immune system, which is advantageous for cold prevention. Because of the zinc content, oysters also have a libido-boosting effect, according to celebrity dietitian and author Tanya Zuckerbrot.

Increased Energy

The B vitamins are known as energy-releasing vitamins because they break down carbohydrates for energy. Oysters are very high in B-12, known scientifically as cobalamin, and they contain moderate amounts of riboflavin and niacin. A 1-cup serving of oysters contains 362 percent of the recommended daily intake of B-12, 13 percent of riboflavin and 11 percent…

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2 comments on “Happy National Oysters Day!!! – Benefits of eating Oysters

  1. josiesvoice says:

    If you’re lucky to find a pearl as well, it’s a bonus!

  2. I just love them RAW. Nice to know they are good for me. LOL.

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