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The humble oyster is considered one of the top super-foods by nutritionists...
World's top zinc-rich food
The oyster is the world's top zinc-rich food...
Number 1 is the raw oyster. Number 2 is the cooked oyster.
Zinc is crucial for the body. US and Italian scientists funded by the US National Institute of Health found that raw oysters contain very high levels of zinc and rare amino acids, which contribute towards increased testosterone levels, muscle mass, and physical endurance.
Zinc is one of the most important components of the body's immune system. It helps to build over 100 types of enzymes, and protects the body from sicknesses (such as cold, flu, conjunctivitis) and decay.
Zinc is vital in hundreds of other body processes, and is used by every cell in the body. Zinc helps to develop cells; heal wounds; and contributes to quality of eyesight, taste, smell, hair, and skin.
The body does not produce zinc - it replies on external sources for its supply. Eat fresh, natural and nutritious oysters for a boost of zinc power!
The oyster is very high in essential vitamins, important minerals, and Omega-3 fatty acids. The oyster is also very high in protein and is one of the very few foods that contain all nine amino acids.
The oyster is low in calories, fats, fatty acids, and cholesterol. For example, the total calories in half a dozen oysters is less than 3% of the recommended calorie intake for the normal person per day.
The oyster is power-packed with vitamins and minerals:
Vitamins include: B12, D, A. As well as traces of C, E, B1, B2, B6, Niacin, Folate, and Pantothenic Acid.
Minerals include: Zinc, Copper, Iron, Iodine, Selenium, and Calcium. As well as traces of Manganese, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, and Chloride.
Protein includes: all nine amino acids.
Part of a balanced diet
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition that states all adults should consume a minimum of two portions of seafood per week. This recommendation is endorsed by the Food Standards Agency, the British Heat Foundation, and the British Nutrition Foundation.
Enjoy fresh oysters as part of a balanced diet: six oysters (per adult) make up one of the two recommended portions of seafood twice a week.
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