Aside from being water cleaning powerhouses, oysters can have some pretty dramatic effects on your body. They’re packed with nutrients that can affect both body and mind, from boosting your immune system to improving heart health. Adding oysters to your weekly grocery list is easier than ever with free shipping from White Stone Oysters to the lower 48 states.
Oysters are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. They’re a great source of protein, vitamin D, zinc, iron and copper. As well, they have high levels of Vitamin C, phosphorus, niacin, and riboflavin. Is your head spinning yet? It doesn’t stop there; oysters also contain healthy cholesterol and omega 3 fatty acids. They’re a delicious, eco-friendly super food.
The oyster’s calorie to serving size ratio makes it a great food for people trying to drop a few pounds. Their nutrient density puts them on par of above chicken, for example, as a low calorie, protein packed meat.
Oysters are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which are a healthy fat. Omega 3’s have been shown to reduce the chance of plaque accumulation in blood vessels. The vitamin E in oysters also protects against heart disease by strengthening cell membranes. Further, their high potassium and magnesium content can help lower blood pressure and improve circulation.
As we’ve said in the past, oysters are great immune system boosters. Zinc, Vitamin B12 and D all can be found in copious amounts in oysters and have significant immune boosted effects.
Like anything good in life, oysters should be enjoyed in moderation. Your body needs a wide range of nutrients from several sources to fully benefit. As well, it’s important to source oysters from a trusted source like White Stone Oysters. Our clean, fresh oysters are delivered in chilled containers and arrive fresh right to your doorstep.