At Acme Oyster House, we love oysters. Of course we do! And why wouldn’t we? There’s a lot to love about these bivalves, and they’re healthy for you, too! So, maybe they lose some of their virtue when you fry ‘em up or chargrill them in a delicious blend of butter, cheese, garlic and spices, but hey, you still have a healthy, fresh oyster full of protein, healthy fats and plenty of vitamins and essential minerals!
Low Cal / High Pro – For those of you looking to add more lean protein to your diet, grab yourself a seat at the raw bar! Oysters are extremely nutrient-dense and protein-packed; when compared to an equal serving size of chicken, oysters have nearly half the calories! So yeah, get another dozen!
Brain Food – Oysters are loaded with Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which are good for your brain, your skin and your heart, as well as your joints, and they also help lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels. About a half dozen medium oysters have 740mg of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. In case you were wondering, the average recommended daily value for women is 1000mg 600mg for men. You’re welcome!
Vitamin-Packed – In addition to Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Oysters are also naturally high in protein, iron, calcium, vitamins C, D and B12, iron, copper, manganese and selenium. These are essential vitamins and minerals; therefore, oysters. Are. Essential! Yep, it’s science. In fact, oysters contain more zinc than any other food per serving, which helps maintain a healthy immune system and also helps maintain your sense of taste and smell. All the better for enjoying chargrilled oysters…we’re just sayin’.
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